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Bell County had highest motorcycle crash rate in Texas according to new report

Man rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident
Posted at 1:45 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 14:45:47-04

BELL COUNTY — An Injury Law Firm in Austin found that one Central Texas county had the highest motorcycle crash rate in Texas.

Between 2012 and 2016, DC Law found that Bell County had the highest motorcycle crash rate in Texas at a rate of 249 crashes per 100,000 people.

They also found that Mondays through Fridays are more treacherous for motorcyclists than Saturdays and Sundays.

According to Texas findings from 2010-2017, 65% of motorcycle crashes occur on weekdays, with 35% of crashes occurring on the weekend.

Overall, crashes that happen during the day result in less serious injury to the motorcyclist.

74% of crashes that occurred during the daytime resulted in no or minor injuries, while 30% of crashes that occurred during nighttime resulted in fatal or serious injuries.

The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it’s essential to keep these statistics in mind before heading out on the open road.