Transportation Group: Motorcycle Investigations

While many people may know how to safely share the road with a motorcycle, some may not be aware just how many accidents motorcycles are involved in every year. Motorcycles are far less crashworthy than enclosed vehicles and are much less visible to other drivers. Motorcyclists and their passengers are also more vulnerable to the hazards of weather and road conditions than drivers in enclosed vehicles.

In 2018, 4,985 motorcyclists died in motorcycle crashes. Motorcycle riders were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per miles traveled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Engineers in CED’s Transportation Group understand the key factors to consider when performing a motorcycle crash investigation. They are able to assess both causation and contributing factors.

For example, the type of brakes installed on the motorcycle can affect how well the operator can control the motorcycle when coming to a stop. More so than with a car, it is important to consider how the skill level of the rider can affect their ability to safely operate the motorcycle.

An accident investigation involving a motorcycle should involve a trained engineer who understands the factors specific to a motorcycle incident. Simplify the search for the right expert and contact CED and see our full list of experts here.