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jlbriggs

My first thought with both of these chart is - what has happened to the number of motorcycle riders during the same time period?

Has the number/percentage of people on the road on a motorcycle increased dramatically as well? Or can we really chalk this up to the effect of the law change?

Also, for the people who were killed while not wearing a helmet - how many of those cases would a helmet have saved? That's a much harder number to get, I am sure...

Stefan Berreth

I'd attribute the fluctuation to motorcycle riding being a very seasonal activity. At least when done for pleasure.

Ken

Definitely over dispersed. Possibly increased wet weather results in greater number of motorcycle accidents.

Matthew Royal

NYT missed a real opportunity here to show that "No Helmets" deaths are static. They should flip those 2 data trends so more fluctuating (point of the article) "Helmets" is on top.

Motorradhelme shop

Wow!! That was really informative post. Worth sharing!! I would like to re-publish this article in my personal blog. Obviously I will give credit to your website. Is that Okay?

Motorradbekleidung

Hope this really informative chart will motivate at least some careless bikers to wear motorcycle helmet whilst riding.

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