Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, but unfortunately, motorcyclists face unique risks and dangers every time they ride. Sharing the road with cars and trucks makes riding a motorcycle a risky endeavor no matter how careful the motorcyclist is when riding. Motorcycles are harder to see than motor vehicles, and other drivers often do not look well enough before making turns and lane changes. When a crash with a vehicle does happen, it is often more catastrophic than a multi-vehicle accident because bikers have significantly less protection, even with full gear.
Hazardous conditions of the roads themselves can also create dangers for a motorcyclist, who may lose control due to potholes, uneven surfaces, or debris on the roadway. In 2022, more than 3,000 motorcyclists were involved in collisions in Michigan, and 180 people were killed. More than 93% of motorcycling fatalities were males and the highest number were in the 35-44 age group.