Motorcyclists accounted for one in four deaths on roads in the Tyrol region last year, despite the fact that they make up just two percent of total traffic volume.
Forty-six people were killed in road accidents in Tyrol in 2013 – 13 of which were motorcyclists, according to preliminary figures released by state police on Wednesday.
Over half of the fatalities were foreigners and the main cause of accidents was speeding, according the State Transport Department.
“That’s why we are in 2014 starting a traffic campaign for motorcycle safety,” explains Chairman of the Department of Traffic Law in Tyrol, Bernhard Knapp.
However, overall police recorded a slight decrease in traffic accidents in the region, described as an “historic low” for injuries. Final figures on traffic accidents in the region will be published after the first quarter of this year.