# In BC in 2003, there were approximately 2,000 crash incidents reported to ICBC involving motorcycles. Of that total there were 33 police-reported fatal crashes and 1,000 ICBC reported crashes involving an injury.
# Single-vehicle motorcycle crashes tend to occur in rural undeveloped areas, at higher speeds, and at curves where the driver loses control and leaves the roadway.
# Multi-vehicle motorcycle involved crashes tend to occur in urban areas, at lower speeds and at intersections where the driver of the other vehicle violates a motorcyclist's right of way or fails to notice the motorcyclist.
# In 2003, motorcycles represented about 1.3 per cent of all insured vehicles, however motorcyclists accounted for approximately 7.1 per cent of all fatal victims.
# Motorcycles are 15 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash incident, and three times more likely to be involved in an injury crash incident than any other motorized vehicle type.