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post #1 of 18 Old 02-04-2015, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Why Motorcycles Are Safer Than Cars

Nothing new really, but at least it's not the usual "you're going to die if you ride a motorcycle" story.

Motorcycles are Safer than Cars

I wonder if this will be reflected on my insurance bill.
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Nothing new really, but at least it's not the usual "you're going to die if you ride a motorcycle" story.

Motorcycles are Safer than Cars

I wonder if this will be reflected on my insurance bill.

Wishful thinking on the writer's part.

I would agree that an alert/trained rider is safer than ones that are neither (the vast majority IMHO) but to think that you are safer on a motorcycle than a car?

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hmmm...as a private fixed wing pilot, ultralight pilot, licensed skydiver, certified scuba diver, and motorcyclist, I can honestly say the most dangerous thing I do, or have ever done, is ride my motorcycle daily.

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hmmm...as a private fixed wing pilot, ultralight pilot, licensed skydiver, certified scuba diver, and motorcyclist, I can honestly say the most dangerous thing I do, or have ever done, is ride my motorcycle daily.
I have the same habits and agree with you. Riding my motorcycle is still the best bang for the buck. Nothing in life is certain.
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I think in a study done general aviation ranked somewhere between car and motorcycle for safety. I have to say I've never felt in danger in my Ultralight.
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He does nothing to actually show that motorcycles are safer.. the article should be called when motorcycles are better at avoiding accidents. That does not make them safer IN an accident like the title implies.

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hmmm...as a private fixed wing pilot, ultralight pilot, licensed skydiver, certified scuba diver, and motorcyclist, I can honestly say the most dangerous thing I do, or have ever done, is ride my motorcycle daily.
I think I remember someone saying you are ten times more likely to die driving to the field than flying our ultralights and 100 times more likely to die if you take the bike.

While I'm sure that was gross exaggeration I took the bike...

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He does nothing to actually show that motorcycles are safer.. the article should be called when motorcycles are better at avoiding accidents. That does not make them safer IN an accident like the title implies.

the very 2nd sentence in the article

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Accident wise, you are far worse off if you crash on your motorcycle apposed to inside your car.

I think the article's author does a very good job explaining why motorcycles are safer

the easiest way to avoid injuries is to avoid the accident to begin with, not sure how you don't understand that



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I think the article should be entitled "WHEN motorcycles are safer than cars". There are a few instances when they are. Very few.

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I think the article should be entitled "WHEN motorcycles are safer than cars". There are a few instances when they are. Very few.
? motorcycles always have better visibility
always have better maneuverability
always have less distractions

whether or not YOU take advantage, does not make the motorcycle less safe



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