In 2018, there were 38 motorcyclist fatalities and in 2017/2018, 1,312 motorcycle riders were compensated by the TAC for injuries involving an acute hospital admission. 53% of motorcycle riders who lost their lives in 2018 and 48% of those hospitalised in 2017/2018 were aged over 40.
While the numbers of females injured have increased, males are significantly more likely to lose their lives or be seriously injured than females.
Motorcycle fatalities in 2018 and motorcycle claims involving hospital admission for 2017/2018 by age group and gender:
|Age Group||Lives Lost Female||Lives Lost Male||Claims involving hospital admission* Female||Claims involving hospital admission* Male|
*Excludes rejected, claims for interstate crashes and claims with missing gender.