2 reasons I hate motorcycles

@wsue1023 (1396)
United States
October 3, 2006 4:28pm CST
1. I've seen to many accidents involving them 2. I've seen to many men killed on them (with or without a helmet) Tell, me... is there a man out there who's rode a motorcycle for more than 5 years on a regular basis and not been involved in a crash (of any kind)? I'd like to know.
2 responses
• United States
10 Jan 07
I've been riding since 1985, and have had two severe accidents, both of which were my fault, and both of which involved wet slippery roads. Basically, I applied the brakes too hard, but I didn't hit anyone! But get this. I've also been driving cars and trucks for just about the same length of time (since 1982), and have been involved in three accidents, where only one was my fault. In one of those accidents (where the other driver was on the wrong side of the road), my little brother took a severe head injury. So, whether you're on a motorcycle, or in a car, accidents happen, and they can be just as dangerous.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Just as many accidents... I agree. I just think that in most cases you're not as protected on a bike as in a vehicle. Just be careful!
• Canada
7 Oct 06
I have been riding bikes for 54 years , yes 54 years and have had only two accidents and both were in 1999 also not my fault. The key to safe riding is defencive riding. It sure pays to be aware of what is going on around you and ride accordingly. Sure there has been many fatalties and accidents and it is all chalked up to careless riding.
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think most motorcycle accidents are NOT the fault of the driver. Usually it's someone in a car or truck that causes the accident. I just feel like the person on the bike doesn't have a chance when a car comes upon them. You can't control the other drivers on the road and although defensive driving will prevent a lot of accidents, there will be times when you're at the mercy of the other driver. Please be careful.