There have been many urban legends and imperfect logic going on about motorcycle safety. With many motorcyclists thinking they know about motorcycle safety, crashes as well as misconceptions and myths, it is easy to hear something that goes in the form of an assumption, misconception or an urban legend.
The main problem with this is the belief - something that many people rely on, and something that increases the chances of being involved in an accident or getting hurt when crashing. So, what are the biggest myths about motorcycle safety - and practically the stupidest things we've heard?
Myth #1 - Nobody Cares About Motorcyclists On The Road - In reality, every driver sees motors on the road and no one actually wants to hit a motorcyclists. Although motorcyclists may be difficult to see at times due to obscure or glare issues, we all know they are there - and definitely see them as parts of the normal traffic.
Myth #2 - Motorcycle Helmets Break Necks - It may seem logical to you because of the weight of a helmet. However, the real answer to this myth is even simpler - if a motorcyclist gets thrown off the bike, the weight does not create a force on the neck and break it, but absorbs the energy of potential fatal injuries - which has been scientifically proven.
Myth #3 - A Helmet Will Block You To See Or Hear Any Potential Danger - It's the helmets again, and this nonsense can be simply explained in three words - helmets protect motorcyclists. If you don't want to wear them, you are risking your life hundred times more.
Myth #4 - Loud Pipes Can Save Lives - A study has actually found that motorcycles with louder pipes and modified exhaust systems crash more frequently than ones with stock pipes - so if you want to save lives, it's maybe a better thing to turn to a loud jacket or a bright helmet colour as proven solutions against this job.
In the end, there are tons of myths about motorcycle safety - but the real truth is that if it wasn't for helmets, loud pipes and the rest of protective gear, the number of collisions and accidents involving motorbikes would be definitely bigger - and one that gives motorcycles a tag 'dangerous'. So far, we haven't seen anything like that - so be cautious on who you trust, especially when it comes to motorcycle safety.
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