Motorcycle injuries in Bermuda Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Tourists who hire mopeds or motorcycles for personal use have a risk for accident. The incidence of tourist accidents in Bermuda was 1.57 accidents/1000 tourists evaluated over a 6-month period. The accident incidence increased as the tourist population got larger. Tourists of more than 40 years of age had the greatest increase in incidence for accident during this period. The risk of an injury requiring hospital stay was one patient for every 16,000 tourists visiting the island, and usually involved the fracture of an extremity. All accidents, major or minor, resulted in some form of skin injury.

publication date

  • July 1990