Riding a motorcycle may be the closest thing that the average person can get to flying a fighter jet. That's why it's so important to consider a piece of advice that one experienced pilot gave. He said that what set the experienced pilots apart from the new pilots is that those with less time in the cockpit tended to "look away at the wrong time."
Is leather just a part of the culture that motorcycle riders embrace? Do they all seem to wear black leather jackets and pants because they want to fit in or because it's a common style choice?
It's very interesting to note some of the shifts in motorcycle ownership over the years. They show how the demographics are changing and help to illustrate what types of riders you can expect to see on the road.
Even in the summer, you don't have to watch traffic for long to see that motorcycles are far less common than cars, trucks and other passenger vehicles. The reality is that most people do not ride motorcycles.
For motorcyclists, the left-turn accident is fairly infamous. It's perhaps the most dangerous situation a rider can face on the road.
When you're on your motorcycle, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is simply to trust that other drivers are not going to make mistakes. You cannot do it. If you put that trust in a driver who does make a critical error, it is likely you who is going to pay the price.
Spring is notoriously a dangerous time for motorcycle riders. More people are getting back out on the roads, and many drivers have simply forgotten what it's like to drive around motorcycles. The winter made them complacent. They're not ready for bikes to be out on the roads in such numbers, they forget to keep an eye out for them, and they cause accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most serious types of injuries that motorcyclists can suffer in collisions. Wearing a helmet can certainly minimize the severity of a brain injury. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), helmets are only approximately 67 percent effective in preventing these injuries and just 37 percent effective in preventing fatalities.
Some Illinois motorcyclists keep their bikes in the garage during the winter. It can be very uncomfortable to ride in cold, snowy, windy conditions. It can also be extremely dangerous. However, if you don't want to hang up your helmet for the winter, the following tips can help you stay safe and (relatively) comfortable on the road.
The nation is filled with motorcycle enthusiasts, many of whom live in Illinois. While most of these individuals are wary of new mandatory requirements, they do want the freedom to ride safely on the nation's roadways. For the safety-minded biking enthusiast, any technology that can help them avoid involvement in a motorcycle accident is worth the changes their favorite mode of transport may undergo.