Only the motorcycle bikers understand the rush of wind around your headgear, yanking at your jersey, asking you to move faster. Straightening the vehicle up while grinding on the accelerator, the rear wheel cutting in on the sides, the exhaust howling with excitement, heading off a turn, and driving the machine into the next turn. Riders are expected to be one with the machine, completely focused, and attentive. However, the danger lies in having only two wheels and being fully exposed without a firm cage to protect you. Captain Thunder Racing will look at what causes Motorcycle Accidents, what to do if you’re involved in one, and what you can do as a rider to reduce your risk.
The Risk Of Riding A Motorcycle
Motorcycle riding is riskier than driving a car because they are significantly smaller and lighter, with only two wheels and no protective container. Motorcycle accidents are much more fatal, resulting in death or serious injury.
Two-wheeled vehicles are less stable than four-wheeled vehicles, and therefore demand more abilities than driving a car, particularly during collision avoidance and dodging. Motorcycle accidents are disproportionately caused by inexperienced riders. Around a fourth of all bikers deceased in collisions did not have a valid motorcycle license.
Cars are less likely to spot motorbikes since they are smaller and more readily hidden by items on or off the road, especially at junctions. Sports motorbikes, which are lightweight and more forceful, might promote speeding, rapid acceleration, and other high-risk potentials. Uneven surfaces, tiny objects, debris, or wet ground, which would have little to no effect on a car, might cause a motorbike to crash.
Motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all road deaths in 2019, while an estimated 84,000 motorcyclists were wounded in incidents. Motorcycle accidents are not only hazardous for riders, but they also provide some unique challenges when it comes to determining who was to blame and filing an injury claim against the at-fault motorist.
Motorcyclists may not have influence over external variables such as road problems, but they do have control over their own dangerous actions. When riding a motorcycle, some riders are willing to disobey the law and disregard safety regulations.
It is illegal and extremely dangerous to ride a motorcycle when inebriated. In 2019, over 30% of motorcyclists killed in fatal collisions were under the influence of alcohol.
In 2019, 33 percent of motorcycle riders involved in fatal collisions were speeding. While speeding, younger riders are significantly more likely to involve in deadly accidents. Half of all motorcyclists in their early twenties who died in motorcycle crashes were speeding at the time of the crash.
Wearing a helmet is one of the simplest ways for a biker to be safe. For every 100 motorcycle riders killed in accidents while without wearing a helmet, 37 may have been spared if they had worn one. Helmets are required in certain states for all motorcycle riders. Other states, similar to bicycle helmet regulations, mandate riders to wear a helmet according to their seniority.
Not only should you practice riding a motorbike carefully before doing normal maneuvers at high speeds. But you should also assume that vehicles can’t see you when you’re on a bike. Motorist accidents result in a wide range of injuries, from minor to serious regardless of safety equipment.
Road rash is typically the first damage that comes to mind when people think about motorcycle crash accidents. It is due to the obvious nature of the driver rolling over the pavement after being thrown from motorbike. When a cyclist collides with something, he or she might quickly fly over the vehicle’s head. It’s far more serious than a mere scrape or bruise. The power with which you scratch the pavement peels away many skin layers potentially exposing muscles beneath. Wearing safety equipment is critical in this situation.
Motorcycle accidents are responsible for the majority of head and neck injuries, including traumas and broken bones. When riding a motorbike, your skull must b covered at all times. Helmets greatly decrease the extent of any injury inflicted.
Motorcycle accidents frequently result in injuries to the lower limbs, such as the knees, ankles, and feet. The arms suffer the intensity of the impact due to the human inclination. We tend to shelter themselves before a fall to limit the impact. The result is injuries to the fractures and nerves in the arms and hands. The majority of these injuries are not deadly. But if they are not under properly treatment, they can become long-term disabilities.
What To Do In Case Of Accident
First and initially, in the event of a collision, you must look for yourself. If you’re wearing proper gear, you might withstand the accident with mild injuries or even none. If you have injuries, take photographs and write down as much information as you can about your injuries.
The next step is to submit a police report as quickly as possible, either with an officer on the scene, at the local police department or in the hospital, if you needed medical care. This is a wonderful act, and is a legal requirement in most states, including Colorado. Then, submit a claim with your insurance company and contact an attorney or legal firm.