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STATES CHRONICLE – A new report developed by Canadian researchers revealed that motorcycle accidents are a lot more dangerous that car crashes. Crashing while on your motorcycle might leave you with more serious injuries, higher medical costs, and might even cost your life, while a car crash is easier to sustain financially and less likely to kill you.
Motorcycle accidents are far more dangerous than car crashes
It’s not new that the injuries resulted after motorcycle accidents are more severe than those in car crashes. However, this is the first study to document the financial expenses which such incidents expose you to. To reach their conclusion, researchers looked at data from 281,826 victims of car accidents, and 26,831 of motorcycle crashes.
Even if the number of people involved in car crashes was higher than in motorcycle crashes, the wound rate was three times higher in the latter. Also, people were 10 times more likely to suffer a serious wound if they rode a motorcycle. Then, you also have to pay to have the vehicle mended.
The mortality rates remained high even though motorcycle safety improved
Unfortunately, fixing your motorbike might cost you around $5,825 Canadian dollars on average. As a comparison, the costs of a car accident reach an average of $2,995 Canadian dollars. The situation is unlikely to change too soon, so riding a motorcycle remains a lot more dangerous and costly.
The findings are significant, given the fact that motorbike safety has greatly improved over the past two decades. Even so, the mortality rates of motorcycle accidents remained constant, and a lot higher than those of car accidents. This might mean that the safety guidelines haven’t improved enough.
From now on, motorcycle drivers should pay a lot more attention while riding. This way, they can avoid crippling medical costs, make sure they aren’t permanently injured, and do not risk their own lives and that of other drivers on the road.
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