Reasons a motorcycle can be safer than a car
Have you had a road accident in Kirkby in Ashfield? Many people think that because a motorcyclist is vulnerable to the elements on their bike, this means that motorcycles are a lot less safe than cars. Many car drivers feel much safer knowing that there is a secure steel shell around them and wouldn’t consider getting on a bike, but motorcyclists have long argued that their choice of transport is, in fact, safer. Here are a few of the reasons a motorcycle can be safer than a car.
You feel far more connected to the road when you are riding a motorcycle, and this can help you to focus more on what is happening and of risks to avoid. You should be constantly processing the feel of the road and you will be more reactive when there is an obstacle or change in the condition of the road. This focus can make you more connected to what is happening when you are on your bike and should keep you safe.
Lack of distractions
Cars have built-in distractions which are difficult not to use. Not just the radio or any in-built music player, but lots of different functions, buttons and even sat navs, which can hold your attention when you should be focusing on the road. A motorcycle allows you to simply start, stop and steer, which means you are more focused on what you are doing.
In a car you can go at 100 mph and not feel it quite as much as when you are on a motorcycle. On a motorcycle when you are going fast, it feels like you are going fast, so you have more of a sense of perspective and can slow down if you need to before it is critical. The sense of speed also makes you feel more concerned about what you are doing and will prevent you from driving recklessly.
Your road accident in Kirkby in Ashfield
Whether you are a motorcyclist or a car driver, if you are in an accident which is not your fault then you should be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Speaking to an injury lawyer after your road accident in Kirkby in Ashfield will help you to find out how successful your claim is likely to be and will make the process easier.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to our team, who can assess your claim and point you in the direction of the 30-second test on our website, which will tell you how much compensation you may be able to receive. You are under no obligation to proceed, but if you decide to then you’ll be passed onto an injury lawyer who will work with you to get your compensation claim started. Your solicitor will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis and you shouldn’t have to go to court either.
Date Published: 5th October 2013
Author: David Brown