Accidents on the roadways cause the most serious traumatic brain injuries. Even more specifically, head injuries are quite common for those travelers who are in exposed vehicles–motorcycles–without the layer of protection that cars provide. It does not take much imagination to visualize how all manners of motorcycle accidents result in trauma to the head, which can cause significant long-term harm. When someone is in a car accident, being thrown from the vehicle is an exception, not the norm–especially when safety belts are used. However, the opposite is true for motorcycles, as most riders are launched off the machine, even in smaller accidents.
The official start of summer won’t come for another month, but with warming weather, the outdoor activities associated with the hot season are already in full swing. That includes riders enjoying the open road and winds that come with traveling on their motorcycle. In fact, as we’ve explained before, motorcycle travel is actually growing in popularity and more and more local residents are purchasing these machines as an alternative form of travel. Most bike owners still travel in cars but enjoy bringing out the motorcycle on nicer days or when they want a chance of pace.
Sadly, for far too many of these travelers, the desire to take in the open road may result in serious injury or even death. Accident and fatality rates are far higher among motorcycle riders than those who only travel in cars. There has been an increase in awareness campaigns recently in order to reminder all travelers–including truck and car drivers who share the road with bikers–to be familiar with the basic safety protocols that must be followed at all times to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safety.