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Information on the risks of motorcycling, bike engine capacity, time of accidents, local conditions and junction location for 2016.

The total number of motorcyclist casualties on Welsh roads declined in 2016.

Main points

  • The total number of motorcyclist casualties on Welsh roads declined in 2016, when compared to 2015 figures (12% decrease).
  • There were 254 motorcyclist casualties that were killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads. Of this 22 were fatal and 232 were seriously injured.
  • 408 motorcyclist casualties were slightly injured.
  • Although motorcyclists accounted for just 0.7% of traffic in Wales in 2016, they represent a far higher share of killed or seriously injured motor vehicle drivers (41%).
  • The majority of motorcyclists that were KSI (93%) or slightly (92%) injured were males.
  • 46% of motorcyclist casualties were under 30 and 54% were aged 30 and over.
  • The vast majority of motorcyclist casualties on Welsh roads in 2016 occurred in fine weather conditions.
  • 84% of motorcyclist casualties occur in fine weather compared to 12% of casualties occurring in rainy weather conditions.
  • Less than 2% of casualties occurred in other weather conditions (including fog/mist, snow or unknown conditions).


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