Motorcycles are not necessarily safer than cars, but they may provide more mobility for some. A motorcycle can be a convenient approach to get around in areas where public transportation might not be available.
Benefits of Using a Motorcycle
The use of motorcycles has long been a popular mode of transportation. This popularity is likely due to the benefits riders receive when using a bike.
- Motorcycles are much faster than cars and can go further distances.
- Motorcycles are generally cheaper than cars and trucks.
- Riding a motorcycle is much more liberating than driving a car.
- It is also more fuel-efficient than a car.
What Causes Motorcycles Crash?
Numerous motorcyclists get into accidents each year, resulting in serious injuries or death due to several reasons. Some bikers may not take all precautions necessary for riding their motorcycles safely, increasing their chances of getting into an accident.
Others do not wear proper protective gear such as helmets, saving them from severe head injuries if ever involved in an accident. In addition, motorcyclists must also be wary of their riding companions to avoid a collision with.
Motorcycles Safety Measures
Recent advances in motorcycle design have significantly increased their safety. In particular, the modern use of fuel injection has allowed safer electronically controlled braking systems and stability control devices. The devices counter the loss of traction caused by wheel-slip when braking on loose surfaces.
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS) can prevent wheels from locking up during braking and make stopping safely possible even when a tire blows out.
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which combines anti-lock brakes with other stability aids, is rapidly becoming standard equipment for motorcycles.
- Modern motorcycles also have more ergonomic and comfortable seating positions,
- They have better weather protection, including windscreens and windshields that significantly reduce rider fatigue compared to bicycles.
Motorcycles can be safe when riders take steps to protect themselves and drive responsibly.