There are a variety of ways that a motorcyclist can get injured or involved in an accident, but some scenarios occur more often than others. As an example, novice bikers with less than 6 months of experience are responsible for more than 50% of all motorcycle accidents in the United States.
One-third of crashes can be attributed to the use of drugs or alcohol. Additionally, many bikers drive far too fast and engage in activities like lane splitting, which is where a motorcyclist drives between two lanes of traffic (this is legal in some states, but it still poses risk). Other common contributors to motorcycle accidents include poor roadway maintenance, adverse weather conditions, limited visibility, and disregard for traffic signs and signals.
Once an accident does occur, the most common injuries to the motorcyclist are leg fractures, road rash and lacerations, and head injuries. Even with helmets becoming more and more popular, 35% of all motorcycle accidents involve head injuries. Unfortunately, each year over 5,000 bikers will die from the injuries sustained in an accident.
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