The majority of motorcycle drivers are handymen, craftsmen and students, and blue collar workers, craftsmen and students are more likely to be involved in motorcycle accidents than other drivers.
Unfortunately, older riders are more prone to accidents than younger riders. Thirty-tree percent of motorcycle deaths involve someone over the age of 50. Only 26 percent of motorcycle fatalities occur in riders under the age of 29. Drivers between the ages of 30 and 39 only make up 18 percent of motorcycle accidents.
The reason motorcycle accidents involve more injuries and deaths is because there’s nothing between the motorcycle driver and other vehicles and objects. Of course, that’s exactly why the majority of riders drive motorcycles. They want to feel adventurous and be one with the road. However, if they’re not careful and not properly protected, they could become one with the pavement.
Staying safe on a motorcycle is as easy as not drinking alcoholic beverages before riding and wearing the proper riding gear and proper protective clothing, such as long sleeves, full-face helmets and long pants. It’s also important to be a defensive motorcycle driver by staying vigilant of the traffic patterns and other vehicles on the road.