Which do you prefer? Cars or Motorcycles?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
May 25, 2008 9:29am CST
I have friends who prefer cars, and others who are more of a biker themselves hehe. I personally prefer car because they're more comfortable, and specially because they are safer. The main problem i see with bikes is that any possible incident on the road can bring really serious consequences, no matter if the incident is your fault or not. That's why I would never buy a motorcycle to my kids. Once they could afford them by themselves and became adults it'd be up to them, but I find them too dangerous to buy one to them. What do you think? am I exaggerating? Do you prefer cars or motorcycles and why?
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@sunkissed (4332)
• United States
25 May 08
I prefer cars, because I really want 4 wheels under me instead of 2 and i like having a roof over my head. It gets very hot here in the summer time also, so we really need the air conditioning in the cars. I am disabled and can not even ride a bicycle let a lone a motorcycle, so it would never be a good idea for me. My back would be killing me.To me cars are much safer.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
26 May 08
I used to have a motorcycle but I didn't get to ride it much because I was very afraid to have an accident. My parents also kept on nagging me about it that I just don't ride it as much as I wanted too. So my poor motorcycle just languished and rusted and eventually I abandoned it. I didn't even sell it. I just abandoned it and left it with a friend when I got reassigned to another city to work. So needless to say, I would rather have a car because as you said, they are safer and far more comfortable especially when it rains.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
26 May 08
Thanks a lot for your reply cd!!
@mummymo (23709)
25 May 08
Well I can't even drive my car anymore cos I couldn't control the pedals if my back were in spasm and cos my left leg is too weak with muscle damage but I do think a car is safer and more versatile! 2 of my brothers and their wives all have their motorbike license and own bikes that they love to go out on - sometimes even going off for a weekend together! I used to love getting on my brothers bike with him but can't manage it now! My 6 year old daughter asked me just last week if she could have a bike when she is older and I told her she had to be responsible and prove she could drive responsibly and we would see what happened! It is all my brothers fault as he let her sit on his motorbike - while it was stationery of course - and she idolises him! lol xxx
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
26 May 08
it's always so bad to hear that you have those health problems mummy :(. anyway thanks a lot as usual for your wise responses. hugs
• United States
16 Sep 08
I prefer motorcycles, I mean they are fuel efficient easier to fix and cost less than most cars. I also love the freedom they come with. In a car I feel so closed off from the world!
@singout (980)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I think it depends on the child. If the child is responsible now, chances are he/she will be responsible with a bike in the future. As children, do they take chances with other activities that could injure them? If they do, they shouldn't get one when they are old enough.
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
23 Jul 08
I do like both :) I used to love motorcycles more I think. But I guess as I'm getting older I slowly seemed to change a bit and maybe I like cars more now. they're safer as you say. On the other hand nothing beats riding a motorcycle, feel each curve be part of the machine for a moment... and feeling the wind, I love that:)
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I agree with you that cars are safer than motorcycles but, then again, riding on one is so much better than being in a car on a beautiful day. I have noticed since I started riding with my husband that a lot of drivers don't see bikes so the operator of a motorcycle has to be extra cautious and prepared to take evasive action quickly. We have had a couple of close calls. I also think that anyone who rides a motorcycle should be required to take some kind of safety course before getting a license. Here in Florida you study the rules of the road, get your learner's, drive around for awhile and take a driving test. That's it. With more and more bikes on the road each year I fear that there are going to be more and more people riding who don't know what can happen, how to avoid and what to do if you can't.
@FreakQD (867)
• India
4 Jun 08
I always prefer motorcycle and I am freak for it. Recently I bought a Honda CBR 1000 and its performance is awesome freind. Look at the specification which might attract you to buy one soon... Engine Type 999cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder Bore and Stroke 76mm x 55.1mm Induction Dual Stage Fuel Injection (DSFI) Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with three-dimensional mapping Compression Ratio 12.3:1 Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder DRIVE TRAIN Transmission Close-ratio six-speed Final Drive #530 O-ring chain CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES Front Suspension 43mm inverted HMAS cartridge fork with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 4.7 inches travel Rear Suspension Unit Pro-Link HMAS single shock with spring preload, rebound and compression damping adjustability; 5.4 inches travel Front Brakes Dual radial-mounted four-piston calipers with full-floating 320mm discs Rear Brake Single 220mm disc Front Tires 120/70ZR-17 radial Rear Tires 190/50ZR-17 radial DIMENSIONS Rake (Caster Angle): 23.3° Trail 96.2mm (3.8 inches) Wheelbase 55.4 inches Seat Height 32.3 inches Curb Weight 439 pounds Fuel Capacity 4.7 gallons, including 1.06-gallon reserve
@roger3611 (200)
• China
3 Jun 08
i love car, its more comfortable, and can prevent you from hot cold wind rain and some on you hate, hehe, so i choose car.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I prefer cars. Motorcylcles are a lot of fun and cheaper to drive but there are too many people out there that don't know how to watch for them. I have 4 kids that need me here I can't chance running into one of these people. I love my radio too much anyways.
• Singapore
3 Jun 08
i like cars.. they are safe and comfortable and the weather does not affect the way we need to gear up for the driving.. not to mention they can carry more baggages and people.. my dad was in a bike accident and had subtain serious injury.. so i guess it's the reason why i'm ever scared of sitting on a bike when when it's not powered up..
@gy850710 (90)
• China
26 May 08
i agree with you,comparing with notocycles,i prefer cars,because it's safer.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Hi LightninStrike! I completely agree with you. I prefer cars. They are a lot safer on the road. If one is in a head on collision accident the chances of survival of a passenger in a car is greater than with a motorcycle rider or its passenger. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
• Philippines
26 May 08
I really prefer cars, other than it's more comfortable and safe, I am not really fond of riding motorcycles. It's very uncomfortable and I have this feeling that any time I would fall or slip on the seat, hehe :D. Maybe I am not used on riding on it. Although, motorcycles have a big advantage in the heavy traffic than cars and it's really well fast, but despite that I really much prefer cars. :D
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
26 May 08
we've been riding a motorcycle for almost 2 years now, it serves as our service going to work, practically speaking motorcycle is a very good alternative instead of commuting or hiring a cab...it is traffic efficient, less costly compare to vehicles and cars. yes a lot of accidents involve motorcycle but its understandable, motorcycles are really more prone to accidents so it is very crucial that we wear safety gears like helmets and jackets, and we should watch our speed.
@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
It depends on environment, time, weather,and mood. If in town with traffic jams, I prefer motorbike. If during raining season I prefer car.
• India
26 May 08
at rate at which fuel price is being increased we middle class people should make the habit of usin bycycle as it gives dual advantage like fuel as well as health benefits see like u could check an save on your economy aswell as its good exercise for your health bu people are complexed about their life standards
@ajayrekha (491)
• India
26 May 08
Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Car is definately have more weightage over bike. A car is more comfirtable and secure. You will feel it more beneficial in a rainy day when because car you can manage to go every where even when its raining enjoy drive. But on other hand a bike is bike. Running and maintaining a bike is cheaper and can be used in traffic Jams. Also it can be used where parking is a problem. You will have to find a proper place to park a car.
@snowy22315 (42400)
• United States
26 May 08
I like scooters because they are fun to ride. Cars are great for the convenience of hauling stuff around but with the cost of gas i am seriously considering purchasing a scooter. I would only use my car when i really need to.
• United States
26 May 08
I like both, actually. I don't mind riding in a car or truck, but I also like the feel of being on a bike. I had a couple of bikes when I was younger, but sold my last one when I became pregnant to be the responsible parent. As a single parent I was afraid something would happen to me and my daughter would be alone. My daughter is now twelve and things have changed for us, so I'm not so worried anymore. I also feel like the fact that I am older will now keep me from doing stupid things on a bike like when I was a kid. With the price of gas rising so much I am actively looking for a bike again. My dream bike would be a harley, although for now I am looking for a yamaha virago. It's true a lot of people have accidents and claim they didn't see the biker, but that is why we need to be more careful. If we drive defensively there is less of a chance of getting hurt, but it can happen. I wear a helmet and leather when riding. When I was young I was on a bike that got a flat and it was scary. I was lucky that it ended alright, but I was also riding with someone who was experienced and knew what to do. Something else changed my mind a bit too, though. In September of 2006 my best friend's 21 year old son was killed by a drunk driver. He was a great kid, you couldn't ask for a better kid. Since then I figure when my day comes, it comes. I could get on a bike and get killed, but I could get into a car and get killed. At least on the bike I will be doing something I love.