May marks Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month across the United States, a time when diverse groups, government entities, and advocates join forces to champion motorcycle safety and emphasize the importance of sharing the road safely with motorcyclists. The aim is to curb motorcycle accidents, injuries, and fatalities through widespread education and outreach endeavors.

In 2023, there were a total of 2,736 motorcycle crashes in Los Angles County. This equates to over 7 motorcycle crashes a day. Statewide, a whopping 11,461 motorcycle crashes were recorded. That equates to nearly 32 motorcycle accidents per day in the state of California.

When comparing the data from 2022 and 2023, there was roughly an 8.5% decrease in motorcycle crashes across the entire state. In Los Angeles County, there was about a 4.6% decrease in motorcycle accidents from 2022 to 2023.

At the Lemon Law Experts, we want to help keep California motorcycle riders safe, whether it’s from accidents caused by negligence or lemon law defects.

To help combat these numbers, we are launching a motorcycle safety video contest. A $500 reward will be given to the rider who submits the best video showcasing their motorcycle safety equipment and procedures. Please feel free to get as creative as with your video submissions as you’d like (within the submission guidelines).

California Counties with the Most Motorcycle Crashes in 2023

County Crashes Injuries Deaths On State Highway
Los Angeles 2736 3012 94 1173
San Diego 1484 1608 41 702
Riverside 801 852 39 347
Orange 795 847 20 341
San Bernardino 713 799 39 283


Broadside, or T-Bone, collisions were most common in almost all the counties listed above, except for San Diego where there were slightly more accidents involving overturned vehicles.

Additionally, the most common primary crash factor violation for each of these counties was unsafe speed.

2023 California Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Map of Los Angeles County Crashes

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2023 Motorcycle Crashes in Los Angeles County

According to TIMS, there were 2736 crashes in Los Angeles County in 2023. As data continues to roll out, TIMS may update this number over time.

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Approximately 25% of these accidents involved a primary crash factor violation of unsafe speed. Nearly 21% involved improper turning.

Percentage of Victims with Fatalities or injuries

In 2023, the total number of injuries and fatalities was 3,106. This number is higher than the total number of crashes due to more than one person riding or victims in other vehicles.

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Video Submission Guidelines

As you can see, motorcycle riding is highly dangerous throughout the state of California. If you’d like to participate in our contest to promote motorcycle safety in California, please submit a video that follows the guidelines below.

  • Max 30-60 seconds
  • Must promote safety gear you use and/or safety protocols you follow when riding.
  • No videos while riding
  • No use of explicit content, profanity, sexual language, or nudity

Deadline: May 31, 2024