Riding a bike or a motorcycle can be very exciting and thrilling. Having the wind in your hair and the feeling of flying through the beautiful landscapes, is any bikers' dream.Read more
Coming to reality which is very exciting and thrilling, riding a bike can be much better than driving a car, if you were living in a highly populated area where traffic tends to be thick.Read more
A bike can save you a lot of time as you can weave through thick traffic easily, parking is easier and maintenance is simple too. There are exceptions to this general rule.
Parking such a bike requires more space than a regular bike and one cannot be too casual about it. This bike is sure to attract the attention of auto thieves.
Disadvantages of Riding Motorcycle
Apart from all these advantages a motorcycle can offer you, it has its share of disadvantages too. Motorcycles are any day more dangerous than cars, whether you are driving on the highway or a traffic clogged road. Here are some dangers one faces every time they are on their motorcycle:
Traffic is getting bad every day. With each passing day, the number of cars and trucks on the roads are increasing. This is the main reason countries are reducing the production of cars. The increase in sales volumes of these vehicles not only adds to the economic growth of the country, but also to the pollution levels and traffic. When there is thick traffic, people in cars tend to get vexed and start doing something else to keep them occupied. In slow moving traffic, one may feel using a cell phone is not a risk. Maybe not for him, but for a person on the road riding a bike? This is definitely dangerous.
If a person distracted by traffic or his gadget were to shift lanes suddenly or spot the bike a little too late, he is going to hit the brakes and there is going to be a collision. In this collision, the people in the car are protected by air bags and the car metal body itself. However, a person on the bike is vulnerable and tends to get hurt very badly. The person can even get thrown off the bike, resulting in serious injuries that require immediate medical assistance. Even when the car hits the bike, it is the person on the bike who will get hurt the most and will be in need of immediate medical assistance.
When you ride a motorcycle, these risks cannot be avoided. However, one has to take enough precautions to manage such unforeseen situations. You will not only need immediate medical assistance were you in a bike accident, but will require insurance too.
When the fault is not yours, you will need a good lawyer to fight out your case and get a verdict in your favor. Else, the insurance company can blame you and get away without paying a penny, and the other parties involved in the accident will also blame you and try getting a compensation from you, for their damages.
When there is an intersection on the road, all vehicles tun. When a car is waiting to turn with the indicators on, it is a good warning and one can slow down. However, when a driver makes a last minute turn, without proper indication or a careless turn, the chances of a motorcycle coming in the way or getting hit is high. In such cases, the damage is going to be severe as one will be stuck between the turning car and the median on the road. Again, medical assistance will be required.
Roads, even when well laid and maintained, see wear and tear regularly. The gravel and the pot holes on the roads are big traps for motorcycles. When they are riding at a good speed and have to brake suddenly, the gravel underneath can make them lose their balance. Not spotting a pot hole or a bump on the road in time, can be very dangerous for a bike going at high speed. In all these cases, it is the person riding on the bike, who will get hurt.