Things to consider if your teenager wants a motorcycle

As a parent, you may dread the day your teenager is old enough to ride a motorcycle. Unless you have ridden one yourself, you may not appreciate the joy and freedom it can bring. If you have, though, you will know firsthand how dangerous it can be. Motorcyclists often assume that drivers cause most motorcycle crashes. However, when teenage motorcyclists are concerned, it is different. According to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDH), teenage motorcyclists are at fault in two out of every three crashes they were involved in. The...

The Risks Motorcyclists Face

Riding a motorcycle provides enjoyment, but it also comes with more than its share of risks. Cars and trucks enjoy the safety of an enclosed structure with seatbelts that can protect them from an accident. While motorcyclists lack that luxury, it doesn’t stop them from enjoying the open road. Some cite the statistics involving a higher number of fatalities for those who operate two-wheel transports. While motorcyclists are fewer in number, deaths are calculated based on miles traveled. While often cited, those tragedies are on the decline....

Motorcycles might be safer than you think

Motorcycle sales have risen this year, perhaps due to COVID and the appeal of hitting the open road. Sitting with other people on a crowded public transport system, such as a bus or a train, is no longer considered safe and people are looking for alternatives. You have probably heard others talk about the dangers of motorcycling. Maybe your mother forbade you from buying one, as she did not want you to “get yourself killed.” The question is, is motorcycling as dangerous as people think? Not according to the statistics. According to The...

Motorcyclists: At a high risk of a serious collision

Riding a motorcycle is supposed to feel freeing. You have less between you and the environment around you. Motorcycles save money on gas, and you can take them more places. What is troubling, though, is how often people are hurt while riding. Did you know that 5,172 motorcyclists and their passengers died in crashes in 2017, according to the National Safety Council? Despite making up only .6% of all vehicular miles traveled in the United States, motorcyclists made up 14% of the total traffic fatalities that year. Who gets killed in motorcycle...