There are many reasons why motorcycles becoming more popular in Mississippi. Not only is our state beautiful to cruise around on two wheels, but motorcycles are also very good with gas mileage. While there are many reasons to love riding a motorcycle, it is also no secret that they are considerably more dangerous than cars. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, more than 80 percent of all crashes on motorcycles result in a dead motorcyclist or an injured one.
This is why it is absolutely crucial to understand the causes of many motorcycle accidents so that you can avoid them. One of the biggest reasons why motorcycles end up in so many accidents is because they are far less visible then four-wheel vehicles. In fact, in the majority of accidents involving a motorcycle and a four-wheeled vehicle, the driver of the four-wheeled vehicle reports not seeing the motorcyclist. It will help you if you wear bright colors and make sure to drive slightly to the side of your lane so that you are reflected in a car’s side view mirror rather than driving directly behind the vehicle.
The NHTSA also estimates that roughly a third of motorcyclists who are killed in accidents are not properly licensed. Going through a licensing course is not only the law, but it can also give you the skills necessary to stay alive in a crisis situation. Motorcyclists who go through licensing are more prepared than those who do not. If you have not gone through a motorcycle course, even if you already know how to operate a motorcycle, it is very advisable for you to do so.