Motor vehicles, in general, are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Everyone takes a risk nearly every day, just driving to work. However, the stats show that motorcycles are certainly one of the deadliest vehicles to use. Moreover, the trend has not really been getting better with time.
When you look at cars, there is a clear downward trend in deadly accidents. Even as the population goes up, cars are getting safer. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 30,601 deaths in passenger vehicles back in 1975. In the same year, there were 3,106 deaths involving motorcycles.