Can Motorcycles Be Safe?

Look, motorcycles are dangerous.

In fact, motorcycles are 38 times more dangerous than driving a car and if you hit an immovable object or someone hits you, you’re the one that’s going to get hurt or even die.

Simply though, motorcycles are bicycles for adults.

Are motorcycles worth the risk?

Riding a Motorcycle Is Dangerous

But riders do have a heightened risk of sustaining serious injury when they are involved in accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of deaths for motorcyclists is 29 times greater than for car drivers per mile traveled.

What are the chances of dying on a motorcycle?

How are you likely to die? Here are the odds of dying…

Cause of deathAnnual # of deathsLifetime odds
Pedestrian accident5,9581 in 649
Motorcycle accident5,0241 in 770
Bicycle accident8201 in 4,717
Airplane accident5501 in 7,032

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Why are motorcycles so dangerous?

First off, while motorcycles are dangerous because they are 2-wheeled vehicles, in and of themselves, they are no more dangerous than cars. However, what makes them dangerous to ride is the fact that most people ride them in traffic, and traffic is a stacked deck against bikes.

What is the average age of motorcycle riders?

A graying market.

The median age of the typical motorcycle owner is 47, up from 32 in 1990 and 40 in 2009.