This Popular Hobby Could Spell Trouble
Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 9:00 am
If you were to ask a room of people whether they think that riding a motorcycle is fun, chances are you’ll find many in agreement that it’s an exciting and enjoyable hobby. Motorcycles are a popular hobby among folks across the United States, many of which consider a motorcycle to be their preferred vehicle. But what about those who second guess and have hesitations around getting into the hobby? As it turns out, these worries are completely valid:
- Half of all motorcycle accidents happen at an intersection. Keeping this in mind, regardless of if you’re driving a car or a motorcycle, can make a huge difference in avoiding becoming part of a statistic. Always keep an eye out for motorcycles all around you, especially at intersections and in your blind spots.
- Driving a motorcycle is 27 times more deadly than driving a car. This mostly comes from the fact that the driver of a motorcycle is fully exposed than the driver of a car, but it also takes in consideration the fact that risks are taken more often on motorcycles due to their smaller size and speed.
- Nearly 50% of deadly single-vehicle accidents involved alcohol. This means that half of all fatal accidents involving only the driver of the vehicle were due to alcohol or drug consumption. Combined with the higher risk of a motorcycle accident fatality, driving under the influence only worsens the outcome.
- Simply wearing a helmet can decrease your chance of dying by 37%. The simple act of wearing protective gear, such as a helmet, while operating a motorcycle can have a huge impact on how likely you are to survive a motorcycle accident.
- The state of California has the largest volume of registered motorcyclists in the U.S. While Southern California has a slightly higher population of motorcyclists than Northern California, the fact stands that their road presence is extremely high. The higher the population of riders, the higher the likelihood of an accident.
Contact Tiemann Law Firm in Sacramento to speak with an experienced attorney who can handle your motorcycle accident case with confidence. Contact us today at (916) 999-9000 to schedule your free consultation.