Where crashes happen

Two-thirds of motorcycle crashes happen on urban roads

Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of all motorcycle injury crashes occur on urban (speed limit of 70km/h or less) roads, but nearly three quarters (73 percent) of fatal crashes are on the open road.

Motorcycle crashes on urban roads (speed limit of 70km/h or less) and open roads (2010–2014)

Type of road Fatal crashes Injury crashes Total crashes
Urban road (70km or less speed limit 57 2959 3016
Open road 152 1651 1830

Source: MOT Motorcycle Crash Factsheet 2015