Posted in the Motorcycle Accidents Forum
#1 May 12, 2009
Motorcycles involved in fatal crashes at a rate of 35.0 per 100 million miles of travel,
compared with a rate of 1.7 per 100 million miles of travel for passenger cars.
So you are 20 times more likely to die riding a bike than driving a car.
Alcohol plays a big role. About half of the guys who die are drunk. If you do not drink and ride,
you are only 10 times more likely to die riding that driving.
Sixty percent of fatalities occurred at night. If you ride only during the day, your chances of
dying are reduced by more than half again. You are now only 4 or 5 times more likely to die
on your bike than in your car.
Speed is a big factor. In 2006, 37% of all dead riders were speeding. They do not say whatís
speeding, but I think itís a lot. Last Saturday Iíve seen some guys who were probably doing
120 mph on highway 25.
One quarter (25%) of the dead guys did not have a license.
Half of all the deaths were guys riding a so-called supersport bike. This is most likely related to speeding.
More than half (51%) of the fatal crashes were at intersections.
If you do not speed, have a license and pay attention at the intersections, your number will
divide by two again. You will be 2 to 3 times more likely to die in a bike accident than in a car accident.
If you drive the average 15,000 miles/year in your car, and ride less than 5,000 miles/year on your bike,
you are more likely to die in your car.
#2 Sep 10, 2009
Itís important to make sure that you have the right motorcycle clothing while you are getting prepared to ride a motorcycle. Being a motorcyclist you should invest some time and money in acquiring so as to protect yourself on the road; although what you might have thought, itís not for looks only. The most appropriate Motorbike clothing is leather clothing. It can protect riders from injury if they get into an accident. Leather is sturdiest than other fabrics and for sure tougher than skin so leather can prevent the rider from road rash and even disfiguring injury in the event of an accident.
Leather motorcycles clothing is designed to protect riders from injury if they get into an accident. Leather is quite more protective than other fabrics and certainly tougher than skin, which can prevent "road rash" and even disfiguring injury in the event of an accident.
You might be thinking to start shopping for your own [url=http://www.allvitalherbal s.com/]motorcycle clothing[/url] after knowing the importance of leather. Itís not only leather you can have but you can also have many other options; however itís important to check if the gear provides you maximum safety. If you have just started riding then do consider the importance of motorcycle clothing. Motorcycle jackets is an important item for bike riders. It provides safety and protection to back, the chest, arms and midsection. It can also prevent a lot of damage to your skin.
This is the priciest item of a set of motorcycles clothing, no motorcyclist can afford to be without an excellent leather motorcycle jacket. Pair of leather gloves is the next essential item of motorcycle clothing. Gloves definitely keep your hands safe from harm while also helping you to have a firm grip on the handlebars of your bike.
Keeping your hands and arms covered also prevents harm from garbage which might fly up from the road. Leather chaps are also a vital item of an outfit of motorcycle leather wear. Just as your jacket protects Motorcycles hamlets your torso, chaps save your legs from harm in case of an accident. Moreover, it also provides protection from flying debris. Bike riders know itís not that safe to ride a two wheeler on the road. Therefore it's significant to have the right gear and protect yourself as much as possible.
Protection is very significant thing to be considered while riding a bike. You should have a jacket and gloves at minimum. However, chaps are surely a wise investment as well.
#3 Oct 26, 2009
A helmet is on of the most important safety factor when anyone decides to get motorcycle.The motorcycle riders is more susceptible to crash situations and crash statistics paints a severe picture. Majority of the people do not realize the importance of wearing a good [url=http://www.riderwear.net/ items/helmets/list.htm]motorcy cle helmet[/url] regardless of repeated warnings and horrific stories of crash victims.
In motorcycle accidents, head injuries are the most common cause of deaths. A rider without helmet is most prone to injury or death in case of any accident. The death or injury could have been avoided by using helmet as it absorbs much of the force of impact. Now many countries have approved laws requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets
How a Motorcycle Helmet Works
Most of the helmets are made of plastic material and are designed with exclusive crumple zones which can absorb most of the shock on impact. Some helmets are made up of a combination of carbon fiber and Kevlar and hence are expensive.
The interior of the helmet is padded so that it can fit more safely and offer more protection. Helmets are designed with the intention that they crack and break from particular areas because of the shock they absorb in case of a collision.
Types of Helmets
The selection of helmet depends on various factors including the type of motorcycle, weather conditions, whether it will be used for sport and for what type of sport.
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Full Face Helmet: It provides the best cover for the head and face. The face shield prevents injury to the face and head in case of crash and protects the rider from rubble and insects that could disrupt the rider's attention.
The Modular Helmet: it is also referred to as the flip up because the front portion can be pivoted upwards. When modular helmet is closed, it resembles the full face design.
The Motocross: Especially made helmet for riders of dirt bikes. It provides extra safety to chin area and visor. For full protection goggles are needed because motocross has an open face design.
The Open Face: This helmet covers the head but gives no protection to chin area.
Half Helmet: It provides less protection in case of a crash so it is recommended for short distances.
Following guidelines should be remembered for motorcycle safety.
1. Discard the helmet which once protected you in a crash even if it appears undamaged.
2. Riders should use different helmets for day and nighttime riding. For instance, darkened shield of full face helmet can blur the vision at night and increases the chances of an accident.
#4 Nov 4, 2009
Whenever a person starts riding on motorcycle, he may not believe in that boots are necessary. He is in the wrong if he thinks that he does not really need them.
Boots can be a large part of the bikerís wardrobe and he may wear them. One may see the bikersí having a variety of boots to wear at different times. Boots of the bikers can become a collection in his closet just like shoes of women. The boots are really helpful to the motorcyclistsí feet especially when they drive for long distances.
There are numerous innovative designs of the boots of the bikers. Some of them are prepared in order to provide comfort to the biker while some are made to help with the purpose of riding the motorcycle. At a reasonable cost, both of these boots can be found at local motorcycle gear shop.
These motorcycle boots are available in many colors and materials. These boots are usually made of leather and they can be of brown or black color. But they are also available in many other different colors, according to the demand of the biker.
A biker may also be able to wear the boots which look like the horse rider boots. Such kind of leather boots and gloves may be available at local ranch and supply stores. These boots are quit well in functioning and are comfortable in wearing because they are made as a work boots more than the design boots.
These boots are easy to find and easy to wear as well. If a biker is willing to wear these boots, he feels good on his feet. As all feet are different, a biker has a need of some time to get to be known with his feet and how they move. In fact, it is not a good idea to take them out when biker first get them so that his feet have time and are comfortable for him.
When an individual is in search of boots for his motorcycling requirements, he should take the time to find the boots that not only look good on him but will also be quite comfortable in case of long rides.
A person wants to look good and to have a fun time on his motorcycle. But with injured feet due to uncomfortable boots, a biker cannot enjoy the time when he is motorcycling. He can get the best boot and can save money by making a visit to his local motorcycle clothing and gear shop and buying his perfect boot from them.
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