While the winter months often mean that motorcyclists in Iowa will put away their bikes until the warm weather returns, this is not always the case. Even during the cool fall months or unseasonably warm weather during the winter, bikers will still ride their motorcycles on roadways throughout the state. Because of that, motorists and bikers should continually remain cautious of one another. Moreover, motorcyclists should always practice safe driving habits and take caution during inclement weather.
The Iowa Department of Transportation compiled information regarding motorcycle fatalities from 2009 to 2015. This information was separated by the month in which the motorcycle accident occurred and the number of fatalities with regard to motorcyclists and passengers. Additionally, whether victims were wearing a helmet at the time of the crash is also indicated.