Are you an avid motorcycle rider? Are you curious about where most motorcycle accidents occur in Pennsylvania? Look no further. As personal injury lawyers specializing in motorcycle accidents, we have analyzed the data and have the answers you’re looking for. We understand the importance of staying informed, especially when it comes to staying safe on the road. In this blog post, we will be providing you with an in-depth look at which Pennsylvania counties have the highest rates of motorcycle accidents.
Let’s start with the county with the highest number of motorcycle accidents, Philadelphia. In 2019, Philadelphia County reported a total of 319 motorcycle accidents. The most common location for these accidents was on roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less, making up 44% of the total reported accidents. The highest number of accidents occurred during the warmer months of May through October. It is important to note that Philadelphia County has the highest population density in Pennsylvania, which may contribute to the high number of accidents.
Coming in second on the list is Allegheny County, which reported a total of 190 motorcycle accidents in 2019. Similar to Philadelphia County, the majority of these accidents occurred on roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less, and during the months of May through October. However, unlike Philadelphia County, a significant number of accidents in Allegheny County occurred on highways with speed limits of 55 mph or greater.
Montgomery County takes third place with 160 reported motorcycle accidents in 2019. Interestingly, Montgomery County had the highest number of accidents in the colder months of November through April. Most of these accidents occurred on roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less and during morning rush hour, between 6am and 9am.
Coming in at a close fourth is Bucks County, with 157 reported accidents in 2019. The majority of these accidents took place on roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less, and during the warmer months of May through October. Similar to Montgomery County, the highest number of accidents took place during morning rush hour, between 6am and 9am.
Finally, Delaware County rounds out the top five with 112 reported motorcycle accidents in 2019. The majority of these accidents occurred on roadways with speed limits of 35 mph or less and during the warmer months of May through October. Interestingly, the highest number of accidents took place during the late afternoon and evening hours, between 3pm and 6pm.
There you have it, the top five Pennsylvania counties with the highest number of reported motorcycle accidents. It is important to note that while these counties may have high numbers, it is not an indication that they are the most dangerous counties to ride in. As with any type of data analysis, context is important. These counties also have a high volume of motorcycle riders, which may contribute to the overall number of accidents. The goal is not to scare riders away from these counties, but to encourage safe riding practices. Always wear proper safety gear, follow traffic laws, and stay aware of your surroundings. Remember, safety should always come first when hitting the road on two wheels.