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Study Reveals Worst Motorcycle Drivers by State

The states which have the most motorcycle fatalities are highlighted with the southern states Mississippi, Louisiana, and Kentucky being the top three.

Seattle, WA, July 01, 2012 --( Mississippi is named the worst state for motorcycle drivers, according to the latest study put out by Based on the number of registered motorcycles in the state, .0167% of motorcycle riders were involved in fatal crashes in 2009 in the state of Mississippi, the highest percentage in the nation.

With statistics drawn from the US Census Bureau’s motorcycle registration data and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s crash statistics by state and vehicle type, was able to compile this top ten list. Each state is ranked based on the number of motorcycle fatalities in that state in 2009 compared to the total number of registered bikes in the state.

The complete list, starting with the worst-ranked state, is as follows:

North Carolina
South Carolina

A few notable quotes from the study include:

Not every state is created equal when it comes to motorcycle safety.
Riders from other states might want to compare their motorcycle insurance before going through these states, or at least drive around them.
It was reported in 2003 that over five million motorcycles were being regularly used in the states and these motorcycles were traveling over nine billion combined miles in a year.

To read the complete study, visit
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