• It is dangerous to drive a motorcycle without taking the proper safety precautions.

    Motorcycle safety is a problem for motorists. Motorcycles travel at the same speeds of cars without offering the protection of an enclosed shell, thus put motorcyclists for risk of series injury or even death if they do not take the proper safety precautions. Riders should always wear a helmet as well as protective clothing or padding.

  • Yes, of course

    Motorcyclists get injured worse in 2 vehicle accidents than any other group. Most 2 vehicle m/cycle accidents are NOT the riders' fault, but are commonly because the driver "didn't see" the bike. They are smaller, and usually dark, and so harder to see, but many drivers minds are elsewhere than on the task of driving safely. Single vehicle accidents with bikes are often uneventfull, and unreported, but a few are more serious, and are reported. Riders do not have much protecting material to shield them from a crash, where a driver has airbags and crumple zones for safety. Generally, if a rider has an accident, he will be hurt worse than the same accident with a car, or that is the perception, though the truth can be different, case by case. Certainly, riders have to be afraid of drivers being careless or evil, as they can't easily push their weight against a car and win.

  • In my 48 years there has been 5 deaths and one paraplegic in my family and social circle. I too was nearly killed.

    My cousin Roger was in a motorcycle accident the summer he turned 18. He is now a paraplegic and his girlfriend who was riding with him died. My nephew hit loose gravel went out of control, layed the bike down was sliding down the highway and hit by on oncoming vehicle - dead, on Father's day a few years ago my husband and several friends went for a highway ride, one of the riders went out of control and fell - dead. My best friend's husband driving in the city crashed - dead. Then the son of a neighbor, last month, while riding his dirt bike hit a bump that thrust him into a tree - dead. This is enough evidence for me. My husband who is an experienced rider of 30 years layed his bike down on a county road two years ago at a low speed due to some loose gravel. He only tore up his pants and cut is arm and leg but that tells me they are dangerous to all.

  • They have caused 42% more damage than any car has

    Don't ride a motorbike!! They ate constant death machines and have caused 42% more injuries and 27% more deaths than cars!! Itdps stupid how some people ride them to be cool. We'll let me ask you something, is dying cool then?? Hmm?? Just think about the amount of danger you are causing to yourself

  • It is dangerous to drive a motorcycle

    It is dangerous because cars have built in safety features that help keep a driver and its passengers safe where a motorcycle does not have them. Also a car has more protection with additional space between seats, passengers and all around in the enclosure. I would always prefer the safety of a car over a motorcycle.

  • Yes sure it is

    I can say for a 25 year old male, i do own a ducati superbike 899 panigale. Needless to say it is very dangerous. I drive it with great caution to myself and those around me, also as a commuter owning a 2012 Nissan 370z nisimo coupe 6 speed manual. I know alot about driving and about cars and bikes, my first car was a 2000 toyota celica GTS my first bike was a 1975 750 honda police special given to me by my dad. I have an extreme passion for anything thats fast and thats what makes motorcycles dangerous, they have extreme acceleration rates making them the most dangerous vehicle on the road.

  • Absolutely, they are so small.

    I think that it is dangerous to drive a motorcycle. They are so small and harder to see than a regular car is. Even if you know how to drive one I feel like it is dangerous, especially when you drive it on the highway. I feel like a lot of people do not have respect for the people driving a regular vehicle, and people often drive up on people tales on a regular basis. I especially believe that it is dangerous for motorcycles to be driven on the highway. Personally, I do not believe that a motorcycle should be banned from people that know how to drive one, but they are very dangerous in my opinion. On the back roads and roads that are not the highways, I feel that they are not as dangerous. However, there should be very strict guidelines for people that want to drive a motorcycle. I have always been a bit scared for these people that drive these little vehicles on the road, but hey if that's their choice then that's their choice. Motorcycles should not be illegal, but there should be stricter guidelines and policies on who can operate one and where it can be driven. Though, if you think about it that could limit their freedom, however if it is for their protection then I am all for limiting people's rights when it comes to driving a motorcycle. Anyone have anymore interesting insight?

  • Yes, they are "organ donors"

    There's a joke going around about motorcyclist being "organ-cycles", that is organ donors. The chances of them getting into a fatal accident is high, they can get flung out of their vehicles easily and it will have devastating impact on their head. They often end up brain dead in an accident, and where do they go? The organ transplant room.

    Your lung is very very useful to another.

  • No bodily protection on motorbikes - everybody loses.

    Motorcycles are very commonly used for 'joyriding' and 'showboating'. Car drivers put themselves at greater risk to avoid a collision with a motorbike, whereas car on car collisions as likely as not will just result in bent metal. The roads are now too crowded and dangerous for leisure and thrill motorcycling.
    Because they are so unprotected, motorcyclists are dozens of times more likely to be killed or injured in a collision.

  • Yes, it is dangerous.

    I am personally a motorcycle enthusiast but that does not change the fact of motorcycles being very dangerous. They are small, making them less visible than other vehicles on the road such as cars, buses, trucks, etc.. Motorcycles also lack safety features making accidents unforgiving. According to the fatality analysis reporting system, from 1994 to 2014 there has been about 92,000 motorcycle deaths in America. So if there are people dying from riding motorcycles, you can not deny that they are dangerous.

  • Let me explain it...

    I don't think that motorcycles are more dangerous than a car or a bicycle, if you know how to drive motorcycle and being a responsible person, it wouldn't be dangerous.
    Of course, if you get drunk and drive a motorcycle at maximun speed, of course will be dangerous, but, is the same danger that you can have while driving a car being drunked or other vehicle.
    So, in my opinion, motorcycles are not dangerous. (They don't bite)

  • Motorcycles are safer than cars

    High speed crashes often come with many consequences. One may be loss of life. The others may be loss of your license, getting your bike impounded and getting screwed by dad at home and then getting grounded. As a teenager, nothing is scarier than getting screwed and grounded. If you crash on a bike, you die and can't get grounded or screwed. Therefore, bikes are safer.

  • I dont want a pickle

    I want a motorcycle and they make you feel free i definitely advise you to were protective gear and watch out for dumb drivers and animals. Do not
    ride under the influence. Don't act like a daredevil wait till you can get an appropriate place to stunt and save high speeds for the track.

  • There are safer ways: here's one

    It is a fact that riding a motorcycle is very dangerous, but there are safer ways to ride one. For example, Spyders is a type of motorcycle. It's easier to drive, very much bigger than a regular motorcycle, comes in very bright colors, and you don't need experience to ride a Spyder. 27% of spyder owners are women, 26% of spyder owners are beginners. VERY GREAT VEHICLES! TRY IT OUT!

  • Better Than Cars

    Think of it this way, if you are in a car and get in a wreck, you have to stay in the car and the whole thing can cave in on you. Motorcycles on the other hand, they are open so if you start to swerve and crash, you have a better chance of jumping off and maybe getting a few cuts then dying.
    If someone is trying to hit you, or is coming at you, there are a limited places you can go in a car to get away. In a motorcycle, you can swerve around them, you have a wider range of space.
    I started riding on the back of my dad's motorcycle when i was 2 years old. When i was 6, i was the youngest in Ladies Of Harley. Now, i'm 15 and i have my own Harley. Cars are just as or maybe more dangerous as a motorcycle.

  • Most definitely Not !

    To start off, my name is Harley. Harley is a type of motorcycle. I believe that you can drive a motorcycle but if you get hurt, that's all on you. I personally love motorcycles. I think everyone should have one! But, someone people think that its very dangerous; and it is. Thats why you need the right equipment and you need to be a safe driver!

  • They are relatively safe in the right hands

    You need to understand motorcycles to be safe on one and be traffic savvy to compensate for drivers mistakes. You almost need to be a Jedi to ride a motorcycle well but it is totally possible. Are they anymore dangerous than bicycles, No, I don't think so, As a comparison there are over 200 cyclist fatalities in Netherlands a year, The safest country for cycling so motorcycling is much in the same risk factor.

  • A lot more popular things are dangerous statistically.

    According to ROSPA in the UK riding a horse is 20 times more dangerous than riding a motorcycle as losing control, falling off with a high probability of serious or terminal neck injury resulting. I've ridden horses and the rider in only cooperating with the horse, not actually in control, and unlike a motorcycle, there's no brakes or kill switch to push when it goes mental.

    The most dangerous activity with the highest casualty statistic is rod fishing (angling) where in the UK more anglers drown at sea or tangled up in river weeds in water filled waders than in actual motorcycle crashes.

    There are plenty of videos on U-Tube and new media of people being burnt alive trapped in car wrecks (including electric cars which go up like magnesium flares), so in this respect motorcycles are actually far safer than cars when it comes to avoiding death by fire.

  • They are safe

    Because when you are driving you will be responsible and you wont do silly and dumb stuff like I think people wont be drunk because there would be a fine and they would lose their license and is you get hurt in a way that is your folt the end

  • Roads are dangerous

    The fact is motorcycle and cars crash and both cause death. The odds say your more likely to crash in your car two blocks from home.

    In 25 years of motorcycle riding I feel safer on a motorcycle. One I can see all around me. Two no distractions. Three I have speed and agility on my side. All I have to do is avoid autos.

    In a car I have many distractions such as radios, food, cellphone, kids, boredom, etc. Also I have blind spots and crap in my visual 360 degree range. For example tinted windows, rearview mirror with beads, Garfield stuck to the back window, or spare tire. Finally cars are 2000 to 6000 pound death machines. They can't stop, they can't accelerate, they can't swearve to avoid danger. Hence cars hit motorcycles.

    In a crash a car has many possibilities. You may survive, may get decapitated by seat belt, engine smash your legs, ejected through window, eat glass, and etc. The fact is 80% at least of accidents are cars, and the death toll rises as Americans love their SUVs.

    As long as a motorcycle or rider does not hit a car their survival rate is over 90%. Wearing a helmet increases this also. A downed rider will get road rash but walk away in most cases as long as they don't hit something.

    Point is driving on a road is dangerous and avoid cars at all costs.

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