While only 3% of all vehicles on the roads are motorcycles, they account for 14% of all motor vehicle-related fatalities.  Risk factors for motorcycle crash fatalities include absence of a helmet, alcohol use, speeding, and invalid licensure. The problem of invalid licensure is somewhat unique to motorcyclists: nationally, a quarter of all motorcyclists in fatal crashes . . .
On a motorcycle, a driver is uniquely exposed to wind, rain, sun, and the road. In many cases this is one of the features that motorcyclists love about driving. But in the case of an accident, that exposure can become dangerous. Even on the best day, a motorcyclist can come into contact with small rocks, . . .
Anything that diverts a driver’s attention from driving can result in distracted driving. This includes eating, talking to passengers, grooming, and talking or texting on cell phones. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in car crashes attributed to distracted driving. Another 421,000 people were injured in wrecks involving a distracted driver. Those who engage in . . .
Motorcycle accidents are especially dangerous because of how little protection a rider has when a collision occurs. Therefore, it is crucial for drivers to be aware of motorcycles and to share the roads with motorcyclists. A little knowledge about how to drive while motorcycles are also present can be the difference between a safe trip . . .
Throughout the United States, motorcycle riding has become increasingly popular, both for travel and pleasure. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, from 2004 to 2008, motorcycle registrations in Georgia increased by 63%. Motorcyclists are 26 times as likely to suffer a wrongful death in an auto accident as passenger car occupants. That . . .