Motorcycles

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DID YOU KNOW?

  • Motorcycles have the highest level of risk per kilometre travelled
  • You are 19 times more vulnerable riding a motorcycle than driving a car
  • Motorcyclists are less visible, have less protection and less stability than most other road vehicles
  • Most Waikato rural motorcycle (over 70 km/h) road crashes occur during daylight in weekends
  • Urban Waikato motorcycle road crashes occur at peak times on weekdays
  • A rider without a helmet is three times more likely to suffer severe brain damage than a rider without a helmet in the same type of crash
  • Loss of control crashes account for 37% of all motorcycle crashes that occur in the Waikato

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE THE RISK?

  • Increase your riding skills – undertake rider training
  • Be seen – wear bright protective clothing including a high visibility vest
  • Buy a bike suitable for your needs and experience
  • Keep your bike well maintained and ready for the road
  • Don’t overestimate your riding ability
  • Wear the right riding gear –
    • a well fitted full-face helmet
    • motorcycle gloves
    • riding boots
    • protective jacket and pants

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