In 2014, there were 4,594 people who died in motorcycle accidents in the United States. Given that number, you would naturally think that we would improve as a society with another year passing. You would think laws, car technology, and human behavior would lead to improved motorcycle safety in the following year. But unfortunately, you would be wrong. In 2015, there were 4,976 people who died in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
These numbers come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and there are some other interesting figures. For example, the number of people injured in motorcycle accidents actually declined from 2014 (about 92,000 people injured) to 2015 (about 88,000) even though fatalities increased.