Motorcycles by the Numbers

Number of motorcyclists killed in 2006, an increase of 5 percent over the previous year. Another 88,000 were injured.

Estimated number of motorcyclists saved by helmets in 2006. An estimated 752 more could have been saved had they worn helmets.

Percentage of fatal crashes involving a motorcycle and another type of vehicle in which the other vehicle was turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing or overtaking the vehicle, resulting in 883 deaths in 2006.

-- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration