# Question: How Dangerous Is Riding A Motorcycle?

motorcyclists are approximately 38 times more likely to be killed on the road than car drivers, with nearly 5,000 seriously injured in road collisions in 2013.

Most collisions are avoidable with many bikers experiencing near-misses on a daily basis as a result of dangerous driving (or riding) or lack of visibility.

## What percentage of motorcycle riders get into accidents?

In 2013, two-wheeled motorcycles accounted for 93 percent of all motorcycles in fatal crashes. In 2013, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 4 percent of all people injured, 18 percent of all occupants (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured.

## How dangerous is a motorcycle?

Objective Danger

While that’s more than a 1 in 1,728 chance, there are some other statistics that do point to motorcycles being objectively dangerous. The fatality rate per registered vehicle for motorcyclists was six to seven times higher than the fatality rate for “passenger car occupants” in 2014.

## What are the chances of dying on a motorcycle?

How are you likely to die? Here are the odds of dying…

Cause of deathAnnual # of deathsLifetime odds
Pedestrian accident5,9581 in 649
Motorcycle accident5,0241 in 770
Bicycle accident8201 in 4,717
Airplane accident5501 in 7,032

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## What is the average age of motorcycle riders?

A graying market.

The median age of the typical motorcycle owner is 47, up from 32 in 1990 and 40 in 2009.

## Will I die if I ride a motorcycle?

The honest answer is that if you ride a motorcycle, OF COURSE YOU’LL DIE! It just that the probability is that it WON’T be from riding a motorcycle. Yeah, it’s more dangerous and so you have a higher probability of injury or death. But leaving your house also raises the probability of death.

## What time of day do most motorcycle accidents happen?

When Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

• 52 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents occur on weekend nights, with the highest proportion occurring between 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• 5 percent of motorcycle accidents are fatal.
• Motorcyclists over the age of 40 account for 54 percent of all motorcyclist’ fatalities.

## How long will a motorcycle last?

A good rule of thumb for street bikes is: take automotive miles and maintenance costs, and multiply by four.” A motorcycle with 25,000 miles is like a car with 100,000 miles; a 50,000 mile bike is like a car with 200,000.

## Why are motorcycles so loud?

Some motorcycle engines (fewer and fewer) are air cooled, which makes them louder than liquid cooled engines, and almost all car engines are liquid cooled. Shorter pipes, smaller mufflers, combined with the fact that many motorcyclists see a loud exhaust as a safety feature create that situation.

## Is riding a motorcycle like riding a bike?

To some extent, riding a motorcycle follows the same principles as riding a bicycle. Bicycles are lighter, so, pressing or turning the handlebars while you make a turn is relatively easier compared to a motorcycle. Another significant difference between riding a motorcycle and a bicycle is the speed.

## Is it OK to ride a motorcycle in winter?

The short answer is yes. It’s possible, and even enjoyable, to ride your motorcycle in the winter. But you have to be prepared to face the cold temperatures and less than ideal road conditions. So here is everything I learned when riding a motorcycle in the winter.

## Is it OK for a motorcycle to get rained on?

A modern motorcycle by a reputable maker should do just fine in the rain. Being in the rain tends to make the bike look less shiny and new after the water dries. Also, allowing the bike to sit wet after riding can cause spotting. In that case, the problem is not rain damage, it is neglect.

## How do most motorcycle deaths occur?

The single most dangerous situation for motorcyclists occurs when cars are making left-hand turns. These collisions account for 42% of all accidents involving a motorcycle and car. Usually, the turning car strikes the motorcycle when the motorcycle is: going straight through an intersection.