Motorcycles Are Dangerous

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English 101 3131
10 November 2012

Motorcycles Are Dangerous
The road is filled with cars and motorcycles but what makes motorcycles seem dangerous, is it the motorcycle itself, is it the drivers who are driving side by side with motorcycles or is it the dare devils riding motorcycles? There is a saying for motorcycles, “Its not if one fall, its when one falls.” This is said because beginners are notorious for dropping their motorcycles. Motorcycles themselves are not dangerous. It’s the non-experienced drivers and the drivers around them, that pose a threat to motorcycle riders all over the world. The thing with both motorcycles and cars, is if one were to take all the safety classes and course, they would then be less likely to come across accidents on the road. It’s also surprisingly important to know about the vehicle that you drive. Whether that be a car or a motorcycle, because if you know about the mechanics behind it, there is less of a chance that one would get into an accident caused by a mechanical error. Riders who peacock (the act of dressing in color, very noticeable) and wear proper gear are less likely to be in an accident or be hurt in one. Drinking and riding is a big no-no, on a motorcycle the rider need to have full control of the motorcycle and surroundings, drinking even the legal limit will impair a rider far more than in a car. The standard thought is motorcycles are dangerous, but the truth is they are as dangerous as drivers make them or can be even safer than cars if the driver takes the proper initiative and audited.
A motorcycle is a tool of transportation, the way it is used determines whether it is dangerous or safe. If an inexperienced person gets on a motorcycle and expects to go on a ride, most likely that person will end up in an accident and in the hospital. It is important to learn to use the tool, what it can do and how knowing all the right steps to staying safe. Motorcycleminds.org recommends that every rider take the



Cited: http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/t-clocsinspectionchecklist.pdf http://dsc.discovery.com/cars-bikes/top-10-ways-to-stay-safe-on-your-motorcycle-2.html http://motorcycleminds.org/?p=847 http://ridingsafely.com/ridingsafely1.html http://motorcycles.about.com/od/gearreviews/tp/Motorcycle-Safety-Gear-101.htm http://www.2keller.com/library/motorcycle-accident-statistics-motorcycle-accident-facts.cfm

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