Whether you are an experienced rider or considering purchasing your first motorcycle, educating yourself about motorcycle safety is a must. Generally speaking, motorcycles are significantly more dangerous than passenger cars and light trucks.
Consider the following statistics;
- According to the Federal Department of Transportation, motorcycle operators are involved in deadly accidents 35x more than those driving trucks or cars.
- More than half of the motorcycle crashes resulting in fatality involved at least one other vehicle the remaining crashes did not involve other vehicles but instead involved encounters of an obstructive roadways, collisions with fixed objects or other dangers.
- Of those motorcycle operators who died in a crash about half or just over 40% had blood alcohol concentrations over the legal limit.
As summer approaches, be smart and stay safe.