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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

What are soft-tissue injuries, and how long until they appear?

There are many kinds of soft-tissue injuries. Some occur immediately following an accident, while others don't appear for hours or days. For instance, if you suffer from an impact, a bruise may take time to develop, not fully developing for 24 to 48 hours. Until then, you may not notice how sore or injured you are.

Study shows intersections, slow riding to blame for crashes

Motorcycle crashes happen for various reasons, but taking the time to get to know your motorcycle and improve your riding skills can help you stay safe. What are some other things you should know, though? Are there certain areas that are more dangerous or actions that could result in a crash?

Cold tires, snow and other factors play a role in winter crashes

The winter isn't normally a great time to ride a motorcycle, and there are many good reasons for that. For example, when it's icy outside, it's harder for people to stop. Without the safety of a vehicle's body around you, you could crash and end up with serious injuries. Another issue with motorcycles is that you're exposed to the cold air much more than if you're in a car. Instead of having heat on you and being able to warm up while you drive, you could become colder the longer you ride. That puts you at risk of crashing due to cold, hypothermia and other issues.

Keeping warm keeps you safe on your motorcycle

Driving a motorcycle has the potential to be a lot of fun, but when you're riding in the winter months, that drive automatically becomes more dangerous. With the potential for cold weather to impact your ability to drive safely, you need to be sure you dress appropriately.

Why are motorcyclists in danger on the roads?

To stay safe on a motorcycle, you need to be as aware as possible. Unfortunately, you can't control every situation, and it may not be you who causes an accident. Motorists behind the wheels of four-wheeled vehicles need to be aware of the risks to motorcyclists if they don't see them or give them the space they need. Motorcyclists have the same right to be on the roads as other drivers.

Is a 3-wheeled bike safer than a motorcycle?

Three-wheeled vehicles have been growing more popular, especially with elderly riders who used to ride motorcycles and no longer feel safe doing so. People also enjoy their sporty looks and the way that some, like the Polaris Slingshot, have bucket seats like a car. But is this three-wheeled vehicle safer than a motorcycle?

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