The best dream anyone can have is an efficient motorcycle that can take you from where you are coming from to your area of destination. Most of these motorcycles can be rated amongst the best and for some; it is advisable to avoid them. Regardless of whether the motorcycle is rated among the best motorcycles or not, there are various truths about motorcycles that most riders take for granted. According to experts, motorcycle crashes have higher rates of fatal accidents as compared to automobiles accidents. This is to mean there is a higher chance of fatal injuries in a motorcycle crash as compared to a normal car accident. There are various causes and facts on such accidents.
‘Invisibility’ to other Road Users: Most of the time, most drivers will look out for other motorists and fail to see a motorcycle rider coming. This will either result to a wrong turn or changing of lanes without knowing of an oncoming motorbike resulting to an accident. Furthermore, most riders tend to maneuver around the vehicle either because they are in hurry or just seeking adventure. So, most riders are advised to wear bright colored coats to increase their visibility on the roads.
High speed: No matter how trained a rider is, there are still higher chances of being involved in an accident if riding in high speed as compared to if the speed is moderate or low. The reason being, cars may not be only cause of your accident but small road bumps or even pot holes could result to more fatal injuries. In case one misses these pot hole or small bumps, it may be too late to divert or escape it.
Poor Training: In most case scenarios the riders have learnt the motorcycle riding from the streets or even home. The lack of training leads to ignorance to traffic rules laid down, it could be regulations on when to change lanes, when to turn in a highway and in some countries the roundabouts and when to accelerate and when to reduce the speed. These are simple traffic rules but due to lack of training there is higher chance of being in a crush.
Insurance Cover: Most insurance companies are a little bit shy when issuing premiums to motorcycle riders the reason being the claims are likely higher than a car or a vehicle insurance. These insurance covers may even be costly to the owner therefore an expert in law could come in handy when it comes to giving legal advice on how to make the claims.
Poor Maintenance: Most motorcycles will require constant check ups or servicing to ensure that the motorbike is in working condition and safe to use on the roads. The reason being there are at times when the brake pads fail and in cases where you will need to brake and they fail, the outcome may not be very pleasant. Therefore, have your motorbike regularly checked and oiled to reduce any unwanted incidents.
All of the above are just some of the causes and facts on motorcycle crashes but most of them are controllable considering caution is what is demanded from most riders. Therefore, before you go for your ride try considering some of safety measures for road users.