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Motorcycle crash 27 times more likely to kill than other crashes

Motorcycle accidents cause fatalities 27 times more frequently than in crashes involving other vehicles. This may come as no surprise to Indiana motorcyclists. Though riding on a motorcycle lets cyclists enjoy the weather to the fullest and get a rush of adrenaline in the process, but there is very little protecting them from the extremities and from the road. The whole frame of the vehicle they are in and equipment inside it, such as seatbelts and airbags, protects motorists. Motorcyclists, on the other hand, only wear a helmet, if that, and knee pads. That males them more susceptible for injuries.

One of the ways to decrease the instances of motorcycle accidents on the road is to make other motorists aware of the objects sharing the roads with them. When an accident does take place, it is usually the motorist's fault, not the motorcyclists. This is because motorists don't see motorcycles and don't anticipate their movement. Without knowing what to look for, motorists miss motorcyclists in their blind spots. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month for this reason-bring motorists attention to motorcyclists.

Though they are more likely to get injured in an accident, motorcyclists actually only make up 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the road and cover only 0.7 percent of the miles traveled in the country. Despite this, they accounted for 13 percent of all fatalities in 2016 and 91 percent of those fatalities were male.

A motorcycle crash, like any motor vehicle accident, can leave scars, both physical and emotional. It takes time and money to heal those scars and it might be possible to get some closure by holding the negligent party responsible for the behavior that led to the crash.

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