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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Motorcycle accidents happen quickly and have the potential to lead to serious injuries or death. As a motorcyclist, you know that the last thing you want to deal with is a crash that results in life-altering injuries.
As a motorcyclist, your main concern is staying safe on the roads. You know there are dangerous drivers out there, and you just want to get where you're going without trouble. Is that a realistic expectation?
In Knoxville, a motorcycle collided with an SUV, and the rider is in critical condition after the wreck. Moreover, the driver who allegedly caused the horrific accident sped away after the crash.
You've been riding a motorcycle for years. You typically ride with the same group, but it's been growing. A lot of brand new riders are joining. You may want to be wary of some of the mistakes these riders tend to make.
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?