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New Findings: Higher Injury Odds for Older Motorcyclists

February 8, 2013

A study by Tracy L. Jackson, a graduate student in Epidemiology was published this week in the journal Injury Prevention, which found that older bikers are three times as likely to be severely injured in a crash as younger riders. The percentage of older bikers on the road is quickly rising. Nationwide, from 1990 to 2003, the number of motorcyclists over 50 rose from roughly 1 in 10 to about 1 in 4. Read more about increasing accidents in an older population.