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Does a motorcycle helmet make it harder to see?

One reason that some riders are resistant to the idea of motorcycle helmets is that they worry that they won't be able to see as well to either side. They know how important their peripheral vision is, and they think that the helmet will restrict it unnecessarily. In this fashion, they actually think it's more dangerous to drive with a helmet on. Despite the protection it provides in a crash, they also believe it's going to make a crash far more likely, and they'd understandably like to avoid that situation.

Motorcycles are dangerous because of what they share with cars

On one hand, motorcycles are so dangerous because of the differences between bikes and cars. A motorcycle does not have air bags, a steel frame, four wheels to assist with stability and braking or many other safety features. You're just far more exposed on a bike. In a car accident, the car itself absorbs much of the damage. In a motorcycle accident, while the bike may get destroyed, a lot of that raw energy directly impacts the rider.

2 riders in motorcycle group crash in Arizona

For many motorcycle riders, part of the allure is riding in a group. They like the social atmosphere this offers. It's a way to meet new people and spend time with friends. In this sense, it's far less about having another transportation option to get from Point A to Point B than the experience of riding itself.

Whose fault is it when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle?

Many motorcycle accidents happen when cars and trucks turn left in front of riders. They're some of the most dangerous crashes because the motorcycle rider may have no way to avoid the crash and may be traveling at a high rate of speed during the impact. Who is at fault?

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