I was scrolling online to review today’s news and read an article about a Utah Motorcyclist killed in Idaho. This particular accident involved a motorcycle colliding with a horse trailer. While I, myself, appreciate motorcycles, the freedom they bring, the sound of their engines, and how fun they are to ride – the terrifying statistics behind motorcycle injuries must be lowered. According to highwaysafety.ut.gov, the following statistics are applicable for 2019:

Traffic Safety Performance Measures for Utah 2009-2018 (Core Outcomes)

Source: Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool; 


The Salt Lake Tribune reported that motorcycle deaths rose from 38 to 47 in 2018. That was an increase of 24%, the highest growth in the State’s history. 

Highway Patrol urges cyclists to help combat these statistics, especially new ones, to enroll in a rider skills class. This will help motorcyclists get heads-up training and necessary riding skills to keep themselves a little safer. Riding a motorcycle is much more complicated than driving a car, and you need some professional training. The State of Utah has set up a website, ridetolive.utah.gov, where Utahns may receive a 25% discount on such courses.

As reported by utahbikelaw.com.

In helping keep the road a little safer, remember: