The risk of a motorcyclist being killed or injured in road crashes is 21 times higher than for car drivers over the same distance travelled. Riding a motorcycle requires a different set of skills and a higher level of vehicle control than driving a car. The potential outcomes of any crash, whether caused by the rider, other road users, the road environment or the vehicle itself, are more severe for motorcyclists.
Many crashes happen when a driver does not see a motorcyclist, especially at intersections. Here are some helpful hints and tips:
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Protective gear is a must for every ride. The essential items are:
High visibility gear is becoming standard for riders and is easily available. Bright clothing, backpacks and bikes can also improve visibility to car drivers.
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