Bike accidents are almost endemic in Bangladesh! Research by the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) says that against every 10,000 motorcycles in the country, 28.4 persons die in accidents yearly. Almost 40 percent of them are aged between 24 and 30 years. In total, 2,078 motorcycle accidents occurred across the country in 2021. 2,214 people died in them, accounting for 35 percent of road-accident deaths. And, almost 39 percent of all the road accidents of 2021 were motorcycle accidents.
This death rate in motorcycle accidents is the highest in the world, whereas Bangladesh ranks last in connection to per capita motorcycle users. Research says the number of registered motorcycles has multiplied by 48 times in 49 years since the country’s liberation.