An increased allure of riding motorcycles among people of all ages is occurring in Ohio and all across the United States. With that comes a greater risk of riders having a motorcycle accident. Riders who are new at the endeavor and those who are experienced riders are all vulnerable to a crash. With a motorcycle accident comes the likelihood of massive medical expenses from the treatment of serious injuries. Research indicates that older people are more vulnerable for serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Many factors contribute to the fact that motorcycle accidents are often more dangerous than other types of accidents. One of these is the differences in the sizes of the vehicles involved-a passenger vehicle provides more protection than a motorcycle does in the event of an accident. In addition to this, bikers themselves have little protection-people in a car can protect themselves with a seatbelt, which it is mandatory to wear but bikers often only have kneepads to protect themselves. Wearing a helmet is not even mandatory after the age of 17. Readers of the Cincinnati Car Accident Blog may have read the recent post on motorcycle accidents and the importance of wearing them to reduce injuries and even possible death in the event of a crash.
With better driving conditions, more technology and better motorcycles, Ohio residents might think that the number of motorcycle crashes have decreased over the years but they would be wrong-motorcycle related deaths have seen a 55 percent increase since 2000. More than 4500 people died in motorcycle accidents in 2010 alone.
An autumn motorcycle ride in Cincinnati can be a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the fall color. However, it is important for motorists to respect the right of motorcyclists to share the road. Motorcycle safety is a serious issue.
Ohio residents may have heard time and time again that motorcycle accidents are more dangerous than accidents involving other vehicles, but they may not be certain as to why this is the case. The sheer size and protective covering offered by vehicles are not the only factors that determine injury in a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle. According to FindLaw, there are a number of other factors that uniquely affect motorcyclists only.
Motorcycles are common vehicles in Ohio. People like that they have great gas mileage and are fun to ride. But these perks do not come without risks. Motorcycles provide very little protection for riders and even minor accidents can result in serious injuries for riders.
The Independence Day long weekend brought everyone out on to the road, either for traveling to other destinations or just to enjoy the weather. Motorcyclists especially enjoy riding through the streets in warmer weather as they feel the wind rushing through their hair. However, in the traffic, it is often easy for Ohio motorists to overlook other vehicles on the road and, in their negligence, crash into motorcyclists.
With Memorial Day approaching, many people may be anxious to get a good start to their holiday by leaving the office early and trying to beat the traffic. Some people may be too anxious however, and in their rush to get wherever they are going they may drive rashly, endangering not only their own lives but also the lives of everyone else on the highway. Last year was the safest year the Ohio State Highway Patrol has ever seen and they are making efforts to make sure this year is even better.
An accident is a traumatic event for not only all those involved but also their loved ones. This is true even when the two vehicles involved are of approximately the same size but, when a car collides with a motorcycle, the chances of serious injuries, including those causing permanent disability, also increase. A motorcyclist has little to no protection in a motorcycle accident, as most of their body is exposed and many of them do not even wear helmets or other protective gear. Even a low impact crash can cause serious injuries and broken bones for the motorcyclist.
Drivers in Hamilton need to pay attention to motorcycles when on the road. Motorcycle unawareness is a major factor in motorcycle accidents. Because a motorcyclist is so vulnerable, any accident runs the risk of causing significant injuries. A negligent driver can cause vast damage to a person or persons riding a motorcycle.