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Do more motorcyclists ride drunk at night?

There are all sorts of motorcycle accident risk factors that motorcyclists and those driving any type of vehicle should be aware of—distractions, bad road conditions, etc. That said, the use of alcohol is especially concerning and has been responsible for many motorcycle accidents over the years. From the loss of life to injuries that permanently shatter a person’s life, drunk driving is a major concern. Whether you ride a motorcycle or have concerns about a loved one who is a motorcyclist, it may be helpful to review statistics on motorcycle wrecks, such as the prevalence of drunk riding at certain times of the day.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that according to statistics from 2015, motorcyclists who passed away in traffic wrecks at night were three times more likely to be riding under the influence of alcohol when compared to fatal motorcycle crashes that occurred during daylight hours. Obviously, the risk of getting on a motorcycle while over the legal limit poses a major threat at any time of day. However, motorcyclists should be mindful of these statistics and other drivers should watch out for motorcyclists at night, when it can be even more difficult to see them.

Drunk driving occurs during the nighttime hours for diverse reasons. Some people take to the roadway after drinking at a restaurant or bar, while others may be drinking after a long day at work or a party they attended. Regardless, drunk driving threatens the lives of innocent people far too often.

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