I'm interested in getting a motorcycle.
- I have never been in an accident while riding a motorcycle.Vote A
- I have been in an accident while riding a motorcycle, at fault.Vote B
- I have been in an accident while riding a motorcycle, not at fault.Vote C
- I have been in a few accidents while riding a motorcycle, at fault.Vote D
- I have been in a few accidents while riding a motorcycle, not at fault.Vote E
- I have been in a few accidents while riding a motorcycle, some at fault, some not at fault.Vote F
Most Helpful Guy
I have only ridden in the UK, and in four years was involved in two accidents.
The first was my fault, the front wheel washed out from under me/I ran out of talent (delete as applicable). I got up and walked away, because I was wearing a full set of textile gear including proper boots.
The second was not my fault, I was rearended by an inattentive driver at a yield sign. Got up and walked away.
The two things that I feel are most crucial are:
1) ride within your abilities, and take it easy! No matter how righteous your indignation, you won't win in any altercation. You'll go flying off an hurt yourself. Even at low speed, that hurts.
2) ALWAYS WEAR YOUR EQUIPMENT. ALL OF IT. Proper boots and pants included. Kevlar jeans at least won't shred instantly like normal jeans, but proper motorcycle clothing has armour pads inside to protect your joints. That's why I walked away with a badly swollen knee as opposed to a broken kneecap or worse, because the pad did its job.2
Most Helpful Girl
I've never been into a motorcycle accident.1