Motorcycles are obviously more dangerous to operate because of the lack of protection provided to the motorcyclist from the motorcycle. For every 100 motorcycle accidents, only 2 motorcycle riders will come out of an accident with no injuries.
Injuries from motorcycle accidents tend to be more severe than other accidents. Motorcycles are much lighter in weight than automobiles, and do not have the protection of safety belts, air bags, and a safe frame support to protect the driver from flips and rollovers. Because of these reasons, injuries such as burns, brain injuries, bone fractures, and even amputations are among the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents.
When driving, motorcyclists and operators of automobiles are to be aware of their surroundings on the highway. Because of their weight, motorcycles have a much shorter stopping distance than cars and trucks, and therefore anyone behind a motorcycle should allot for extra distance between their vehicle and the motorcycle. A motorcycle rider also has more blind spots, and less visual aids such as mirrors to aid in operation. Automobile operators should also use caution when changing lanes in front of a motorcycle because if the lane change is done too abruptly, the motorcyclist cannot swerve out of the way as sharp as a car, and will most likely result in an accident. Automobile operators should exercise courtesy to every other driver on the road, but especially to motorcyclists because they are more likely to be involved in an accident every time they are on the road.
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