Motorcycles provide a sense of freedom. They also come with risks. The average motorcycle accident is far more serious than the average car crash. Studies have consistently shown that motorcycle collisions lead to a higher rate of serious injury and even death—as much as 35 times higher.1 Motorcyclists should be aware of the hazards, weigh the risks carefully, and practice good safety habits.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents come in many varieties. Collisions with other vehicles, particularly head-on collisions, are the most common type of motorcycle accident. They’re also the deadliest. Given the lack of protection, any type of accident is more severe when it involves a motorcycle. Types of motorcycle accidents include:
Top Motorcycle Dangers
In order to minimize the risk of injury, motorcyclists should follow basic safety practices. That means knowing what mistakes to avoid. It also means learning how to deal with a range of potential hazards:
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