Motorcycle Safety Essay

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There is much to be said about the safety on the roads. To put it lightly our roadways are a dangerous place that almost every American cannot evade. Not because of the roads themselves but the drivers who cannot operate their vehicles in a safe manner. This includes all vehicles but namely motorcycles; they alone have spawned a different approach to their safety on the streets. Today’s roads are more crowded than ever most of these motorists are piloting a car or truck while listening to music and talking on the phone eating food etc. Doing just about everything but focusing on the road. Unlike an automobile a motorcycle doesn’t really allow the rider to engage in these hobbits, which is relatively a good thing for the rider. Only problem comes when that other motorist decides to change lanes and fails to notice that Motorcycle while eating his hamburger then, “HONK HONK”! Fortunately this incident turned out okay and no one was hurt but what about next time? Motorcycles don’t posses many safety features that protect their rider. A car contains seat belts, airbags, four wheels for stability, and more; these are important features that help reduce accident and fatality rates. These issues only add to the main problem which is the drivers themselves, I am talking about both motorcycle rider and automobile driver. These two figures represent a vast majority of those on the streets, they are either inexperienced drivers or to comfortable with their driving habits and lack the attention needed to avoid situations that can arise quickly. Both drivers have the ability to avoid each other and do it in a safe manner, only most are ill informed and have never taken the time to undertake special courses that force an individual to focus on handling those types of incidents. Motorcycle safety is something not only riders need to be taught but other motorists as well;
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