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Each year nearly 1.3 million people and between 20 and 50 million more are injured as a result of road accidents. Over 90 percent of these deaths are concentrated in low income countries and middle, which accounts for less than half the worldwide fleet of vehicles.
Fifth leading cause of death in 2030
It is expected that the injuries caused by traffic accidents are the fifth leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 unless immediate action is taken. In fact, in some areas, deaths from traffic accidents are now the leading cause of death in the most economically productive age, ie the group between 15 and 44, and the second leading cause of death group between 5 and 14 years.
Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, the most vulnerable
Almost half of those who die as a result of traffic accidents are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, which highlights the need to pay more attention to those road users on road safety programs. 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.