For a motorcyclist, one of the most unnerving experiences is when you're riding at night and facing oncoming traffic. A vehicle coming toward you keeps the high beams on. It's nearly blinding.
You come around a corner, heading toward an intersection. You don't have a stop sign, but the other street does. A car pulls up to the sign and stops. You think the driver saw you, and you take your eyes off of that car.
While experts agree that motorcycle helmets save lives, there are still a number of common myths making the rounds. These sometimes influence riders to forgo helmets when they would otherwise wear them. A few of these myths include:
Do you get tired of hearing people talk about how dangerous a motorcycle can be? Maybe it just feels like too much negativity. To help balance things out, let's look at some of the reasons you should choose a motorcycle.
Every day in the fall, we're getting closer and closer to the end of motorcycle season. Before you know it, ice and snow will mean it's time to put the bike away for the winter.
Are you thinking of getting a motorcycle with a sidecar? Perhaps you like the stability of the vehicle, which has a wider stance and does not tip over as easily as a motorcycle. You see it as a safer alternative, while still giving you the sense of open freedom that you're after.
You rode your motorcycle for years without fear or anxiety. You respected the bike and the risks, of course, and you used proper safety gear. But you never felt nervous while riding.
You get in a motorcycle accident and you hit your head on the other vehicle's hood. You do have a helmet on, fortunately. You walk away from the wreck, though you feel a bit dizzy, and the doctor tells you that you have a concussion.
Drivers often fail to see motorcycles. It sounds so simple, and so easily avoidable, but it happens all the time. It also leads to serious accidents. Drivers who don't see motorcycles may cut them off, turn in front of them, merge into them on the interstate or cause crashes in numerous other ways.
Motorcycle accidents are a serious event for anyone. There is a good chance that a motorcyclist is going to be injured if he or she is hit by another car. For the most part, motorcycle riders are very safe and follow the rules of the road to a T. This is because they realize that the risks of driving without regard to the laws are way too great.