On a motorcycle, the driver and the passenger are more exposed compared to riding in a car, which makes them more vulnerable. Unlike riding a car, there are no walls, no car doors and windshields to enclose and protect the rider which is why motorcycle riders are more likely to die or suffer serious injury when involved in an accident.

Wearing protective gear when riding is very important. Statistics show that serious head injury is the most common in fatal injuries from motorcycle accidents. Wearing a helmet is about 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths. This is why wearing a proper, good quality helmet is crucial. However, not all states require motorcycle riders to wear a helmet.

Ideally, motorcycle riders have to wear denim or leather to completely cover the arms and legs for additional protection. Brightly colored, reflective clothing provides additional protection for the rider as it allows them to be more visible on the road.

Driver behavior is a big factor in the safety of a motorcycle rider. Unfortunately, there are irresponsible riders who drink and drive. When riders are drunk, their balance is impaired. Drunk riders have either a false sense of confidence that they can ride safely or that they crave the adrenaline rush. They are more likely to not wear protective gear, but more likely to be speeding.

Some riders, both drunk and sober, get too exhilarated with the rush of adrenaline that comes with speeding. High speed on a vehicle that has the driver exposed in the open is definitely dangerous and is highly likely to end in fatal injuries.

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