The National Center for Statistics and Analysis, which is operated under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reports that 4,957 motorcyclists died and 93,000 were injured in traffic accidents across the country in 2012. Among those fatalities, 51 motorcyclists died in Massachusetts crashes. Although the state requires all motorcyclists to wear helmets, 7 percent those killed were not wearing one.
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Traveling by motorcycle is popular with many Massachusetts citizens, but most have a story or two about brushes with major injuries or death. Unfortunately, these vehicles do not offer anywhere near the same level of protection that cars and other motor vehicles do, so a rider in the typical motorcycle accident usually fares poorly.