As we have been at pains to emphasis on recent blogs, motorcyclists are over-represented in collision statistics.
Love it or hate it, bikes have made an overwhelming comeback these past ten years. A combination of health concerns, traffic congestion and a successful cycle to work scheme, have helped the humble bicycle become almost as ubiquitous on city roads as the car.
The Irish Times published its annual Crash Report last week. This yearly report illuminated some startling statistics. These statistics should be of particular interest to motorcyclists and cyclists.
The annual Irish Times Crash report gathers data on road traffic collisions from the Road Safety Authority, the National Roads Authority and the Garda.
We highly recommend you read the full report but below we concentrate on what the report means for motorcyclists and cyclists on Irish roads.
When someone is involved in a road traffic accident, whether this is in a car or a motorbike, the level of injuries that you can sustain can be extremely serious. The two most common parts of the body to suffer injury are the neck and back in road traffic accidents. When you are involved in a car crash, the velocity of the cars coupled with the weight of the vehicles can cause rapid movements which can cause you to sustain serious whiplash injuries.
Motorcycle videos are getting some serious hits on YouTube. Be it for reviewing bikes, showing off your Moto GP style riding skills or simply giving viewers a glimpse into your riding world, there’s no denying just how amazing these cameras are at capturing the spirit of motorcycling.
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