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In the last ten years have drastically reduced accidents and fatalities of motorcyclists. Of course, the number of motorcycle drivers is increasing, especially after the entry into force of the new traffic regulations, which can direct up to 125 cc motorcycles, after three years of license B1. Thus, in the latter 2004 were enrolled a total of 117,000 units, up 57% over 2003.
Despite the decline in accidents, motorists still face a high risk every time you take to the road. A recent study dela Winterthur Foundation, in collaboration with the Traffic Institute at the University of Valencia (INTRAS) analyzes the causes of motorcycle accidents in Spain and its consequences and possible solutions to improve safety.
One of the main conclusions of this report is that between 1993 and 2003 has reduced the number of motorcycle accidents in Spain in 22%, fatalities by 33% and serious injuries by 54%. Read the rest of this entry »
As the years pass, motorcycle accidents are increasing and they are increasingly at greater risk, since the bikes reach speeds are increasing. Motorcycle accidents are caused by different factors, such as: mechanical failure, human error, weather, road conditions, inattention, neglect, etc. While these risks can not be avoided altogether, if we can reduce the chances of participating in an accident and injured out of them. Here are some tips for you to consider that will help reduce traffic accidents or reduce the consequences, if you have an accident on your bike.
* Always use a helmet and other protection such as goggles, gloves, long pants, boots and jacket. The helmet will protect your head in case of accident and the motorist special clothing will protect you, to a lesser extent, other parts of the body in case of accident or any insect bites. The glasses are important because you will prevent any debris or insect target in the eyes, which could cause you an accident.
* Use both brakes at once to stop. If the time to stop using the front and rear brake at the same time, the motorcycle will keep a balance and not slip on the pavement. In general, motorists using the rear brake only, often without knowing that 75% of stopping power of a motorcycle is in your front brake. It is clear that not so use the front brake only for over the braking capacity is greater. If you’re going at high speed and only brake with the front brake, the inertia would lead to get us thrown forward.
* Do not take more than one passenger on the bike. If the bike going more than two people, you may lose your balance and therefore there can be a disaster. It is also important to note that many clear policies that will lose its validity if it is established that at the time of the accident were more people than allowed on the motorcycle.
* Keep the lights on. Do not forget the lights warn others that you are traveling.
* Be careful when driving. To be a responsible driver should know that bikes need to always keep your lane, you look carefully when crossing streets and you do not overreach on speed.