It’s no secret that motorcycles are fun to drive. But they are also much more dangerous than a car. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car, and nearly half of all motorcycle deaths are the result of single-vehicle crashes.
The key to enjoying a lifetime of riding your motorcycle is to be aware of the dangers you should avoid and to take every safety precaution you can. Motorcyclists in Kentucky can stay safe using these tips for safe riding:
Never drink and ride. According to the IIHS, 42 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes involved alcohol. Alcohol reduces your reaction time, blurs vision, and impairs your judgment and decision making skills, all of which are key factors in staying safe on a motorcycle.