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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that a motorcycle accident involving a vehicle with a seatbelt has a fatality rate of 15 percent.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says a fatally injured motorcycle rider has a 2 in 10 chance of surviving.
In 2013, there were 1,942 fatality crashes involving motorcycles.
The fatality rates for other types of vehicles are higher.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2014, 6.5 million people died in motor vehicle crashes, a 6 percent increase from 2013.
The CDC says that of the 1.4 million fatalities involving motorcycles in 2014 the fatality was attributed to head-on crashes.
A seatbelt is a safety device that protects people in the front seat of a motorcycle from being hit by another vehicle.
Seatbelts are also required on all vehicles.