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Dallas is one of the most dangerous cities in the United States for motorcyclists.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which addresses the injuries and fatalities riders may face. A recent Forbes Advisor study— with data from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration— ranked the top 100 cities in the United States where riders face an increased chance of injury or death.

Dallas, at No. 46 on the ranking, has an average fatality rate of 18.26 per 100,000 residents, according to the study. Texas is also the second deadliest behind Mississippi in deaths per motorcycle, according to a 2022 study from QuoteWizard.

Since motorcycles also have limited crash force protections, some of the reasons crashes behind and fatalities include weather conditions, motorcycle safety laws and helmet use.

Despite Dallas’ poor ranking, motorcyclist fatalities have seen an 8% decrease over the past decade, according to the study.

Six other North Texas Cities that made the list, which are the following:

  • Arlington (19)
  • Fort Worth (26)
  • Garland (36)
  • Irving (73)
  • Frisco (95)
  • Plano (99)

The study looked at crash data recorded between 2001 and 2021.