Motorcycle accidents are almost always worse than car accidents. The outcome of motorcycle accidents often involves dreadful injuries or death, which means steep medical bills, extreme suffering, and severe losses. There is a wide misconception that in motorcycle accidents, the motorcyclists are often the erring party.
Motorcycle riders are one of the most vulnerable road users. People love motorcycles because of their higher level of maneuverability, but the factors that make it more maneuverable than other vehicles are the same factors that make it more vulnerable.
The Risks Motorcycle Riders Face
Accidents happen because of someone’s recklessness or negligence of his/her responsibility as a road user. Even the most responsible and careful motorcyclist can still be involved in an accident simply because other road users do not observe the same level of caution. Here are statistics that highlight the dangers motorcycle riders must face every time they take their motorcycles on the road:
- Compared to someone driving a passenger car, motorcycle riders are 5 times more likely to be injured in a crash, and the possibility of death is 26 times higher.
- The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was found to be the erring party in 2/3 of all motorcycle accidents.
- Since 1999, the fatality rate for passengers and drivers of cars and light trucks have steadily fallen. Unfortunately, it’s the exact opposite with motorcycle drivers in which the fatality rate has more than doubled since 1999.
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