Participating in motorbike rallies can be a lot of fun, but also extremely dangerous. Motorbike accidents on the road usually come with serious consequences and cause painful injuries.
Motorbike rallies are a must for all motorbike enthusiasts. Nothing beats the thrill of meeting up with lots of other people with the same shared passion. It’s a great place to swap stories, make friends and enjoy a love of all things motorbiking.
That being said, unless proper care is taken, motorbike rallies can also be fraught with danger.
What are the main dangers of participating in motorbike rallies?
The biggest threat to safety when it comes to participating in motorbike rallies is, of course, road traffic accidents.
Motorcyclists rarely travel in groups of more than two or three. Suddenly having dozens on the road poses a risk to their safety and that of other road users.
Sometimes, the fun and revelry can get a little out of hand. The speed gets too high, the concentration too low and, before you know it, a motorbike accident has happened.
The reason motorbike accidents often cause such serious injuries is the comparative lack of protection. Yes, you can wear a helmet and protective leathers, but compared to a car, it’s not much. Very rarely does a serious accident on the road with a motorbike pass off without a debilitating injury.
How can I avoid injuries when participating in motorbike rallies?
You should approach participating in motorbike rallies the same way you would any other long ride. Take all your safety equipment with you and make sure your motorbike is in good working condition.
- Drive safely
Being with other, experienced bikers doesn’t mean you are at any less risk of a road traffic accident. In fact, the risk factor could well increase given the volume of motorbikes on the road. If other riders want to push speed limits and pull off dangerous manoeuvres, that’s their prerogative. You are responsible for your own safety so go carefully.
What can I do if I am injured in a road accident when participating in motorbike rallies?
Of course, you can be as careful as possible, your safety is still somewhat in the hands of other road users. If you’re injured in an incident on the road that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation.
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Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice