When an individual tells their loved ones that they're planning to purchase a motorcycle, their family often expresses concerns. Their parents, significant others, children, colleagues or friends often ask them to reconsider their decision to buy a motorbike because they fear that they'll get hurt. After all, many of us have been taught that operating a motorcycle is more dangerous than a car. Is this the case though? It depends.
Vehicle drivers and their passengers receive the benefit of air bags, seat belts and a steel frame that protects them from getting hurt. Motorcycle riders don't have any of this protection, which means they're completely vulnerable to getting seriously hurt in a crash. Even a minor rearward-striking collision could kill a motorcyclist, so it's important to avoid such crashes at all costs.