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Tips to avoid motorcycle accidents

Although riding a motorcycle does have its advantages, it is inherently dangerous as well. Among the advantages, motorbikes are particularly responsive, there's no window obstruction, and their tires have excellent grips. And for many, riding a motorcycle is thrilling. There are, however, certain risk factors associated with motorcycle riding as well.

California legalizes lane splitting for motorcyclists

In a country where the vast majority of motorists travel within the relative safety of an enclosed vehicle, motorcyclists are regularly at greater risk than other motorists for injury in any kind of collision. As more people crowd our streets and freeways, and greater numbers of them choose to ride motorcycles, it is reasonable that legislation would grow to accommodate the safety of our motorcycling public. California is once again leading the charge of progressive (and somewhat controversial) legislation to address the safety of motorcyclists by passing a statewide law officially legalizing the practice of lane splitting.

Motorcycle accidents involving high speed may be deadly

A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed is a hazard because the driver is likely not considering the risks of his or her actions and may be unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Motorcycle accidents involving speeding cars can be deadly to the motorcyclist, who has little protection against the impact of another vehicle. One family in California is mourning the loss of a loved one who died when a speeding car struck his motorcycle.

Increase in motorcycle accident deaths causes concern

A couple of interesting statistics demonstrate a changing landscape for motorcycle accidents -- and that isn't a good thing. The report found that motorcycle deaths increased in Maine and in the Australian state of Queensland during 2015. While these are two oddly specific states to be discussing when it comes to a "global" change to motorcycle safety, the change is still noteworthy.

Here are some eye-opening figures about motorcycle accidents

Inherent to the act of riding a motorcycle is risk. You are taking a greater risk by being on a motorcycle than you would if you were in a car. Now, this doesn't mean that people who ride a motorcycle have a "death wish" or that they are some daredevil or social rebel. To the contrary, most motorcycle riders are safe, good people -- they just prefer using a motorcycle as their mode of transportation.

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