Georgia motorcycle riders may want to keep in mind that there are a number of myths about their pastime. Understanding the truth behind those myths can help to promote safety and prevent accidents from occurring.
Motorcycle enthusiasts may mistakenly believe some common myths about motorcycling that could potentially jeopardize their safety. Below are some common mistaken beliefs that could cost a rider his or her life.
When drivers get behind the wheel of their cars, they don't typically stop to actually think about things like what they're wearing or how they will stay safe on the road. However, these are things that motorcyclists take into consideration every time they get on their bikes.
Sometimes, Georgians who have purchased motorcycles will later learn that their bikes are the subject of a recall. Recalls are issued when there is a problem with safety, and so it is important for motorcycle owners to take their bikes into the shop for free repairs when they receive such a notice. In some cases, however, the owner may not receive a notice.
An accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck in Georgia on a recent Sunday afternoon in mid March has led to the hospitalization of two people. The accident once again underscores how little motorcyclists are protected in an accident. Motorcycle accidents so often lead to serious injury, as in this incident.
Riding on a motorcycle holds a greater risk for a rider and passenger than driving or riding in a car. Not only are cars more stable than motorcycles, but they are also a lot more visible. Due to the lack of protection offered by motorcycles, motorcyclists are more likely to be fatally or seriously injured in motorcycle accidents than drivers or passengers who are in car accidents.
Motorcyclists are often in grave danger when they enter the roadways. Often, motorcycle accidents in Georgia can cause serious injuries that can be life-threatening. Recently, a man was injured in a motorcycle crash in Lafayette.
Most motorists know that car accidents are dangerous events. Motorcycle accidents are often even more dangerous as a rider has little protection from an impact. Georgia residents were reminded of this after a recent motorcycle wreck took one man's life.
Motorcycles can be thrilling to ride. They offer a sense of freedom not typically felt when driving a regular passenger vehicle. However, motorcycles are also harder for other motorists to see, which is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents in Georgia.
A man charged with reckless homicide in the death of motorcycle rider in the Augusta area has pleaded guilty. The court sentenced the defendant, 31, to eight years in prison, though all but 90 days of the sentence was suspended. Authorities initially suspected that he was drag racing when car hit the victim’s motorcycle, and it is not clear if that theory has been completely ruled out.