In recent years a substantial improvement in motorcycle safety has been achieved. The latest data available from the OECD International Road Traffic Accident Database shows that the number of fatal accidents involving powered two-wheeler users decreased from 7,612 to 4,262 between 2000 and 2014, a reduction of 44%. All this took place parallel to the substantial growth of powered two-wheelers across Europe, which grew from around 28.3 million vehicles in 2000 to 36.1 million in 2014, an increase of 27.6%.
An analysis by segments shows that the deaths of motorcyclists decreased from 4,304 in 2010 to 3,561 in 2014, a reduction of 17.3%. In the same period, the number of moped riders that suffered fatal accidents in Europe also decreased from 975 to 622, a reduction of 36.2%. Continue reading in PanEuropean networks