Many people ride motorcycles because they are affordable, offer cheap insurance and are great on gas mileage; however, the dangers might outweigh the benefits when looking at these surprising statistics. Regardless of age, you are at a very high probability of being killed in an accident in comparison to those of similar age who are driving a different type of vehicle.
80 percent of motorcycle crashes will result in injury or death. If you have a passenger on the motorcycle, the percentage of fatalities when a motorcycle collides with a passenger vehicle is 98%. That means there’s only a 2 percent chance that the passenger on your motorcycle is going to live if you get into an accident.
If you are involved in a crash and not wearing a helmet, you are likely to suffer a concussion, brain damage and possibly facial disfiguration. If you’re not wearing motorcycle apparel, you may also get road rash, which can result in skin and muscle damage. In a wreck, you can also easily break joints, including your shoulders and pelvis.