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EDcase

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Just boils down to optimist or pessimist ;)
Younger riders are higher risk because with little experience they think they're experts after a few months of riding.

There's no doubt that riding a bike IS dangerous for the simple fact that in an accident it doesn't matter who causes it, the rider will always take the pain. Even with proper protection we are so soft and squishy compared to metal and stones.
 
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dandoolittle

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Younger riders are higher risk because with little experience they think they're experts after a few months of riding.

Not in the UK 2018

92% of crash victims are male
37% of bikers were aged 25 and under
Sunday is the day when most fatal crashes occur
83% of accidents took place in excellent weather conditions
58% of all accidents claims occur on 50-125cc motorcycles
The most dangerous place to ride a motorcycle


A few years ago, younger stats were a LOT higher but its pretty hard for someone under 21 to ride anything thats mega fast now
 
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EDcase

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92% of crash victims are male.
Probably because 92% of riders are male

37% of bikers were aged 25 and under.
Can't find recent data of average rider age in UK.

Sunday is the day when most fatal crashes occur.
Of course that's when 'road racers' ride.

83% of accidents took place in excellent weather conditions.
...as above. Far fewer ride in winter/poor weather.

58% of all accidents claims occur on 50-125cc motorcycles.
That's probably from commuting though.

From Times article Aug 2018
"Despite the sharp increase in middle-aged motorbike rider accidents, young men still make up the bulk of cases, with 20-29 year olds in particular accounting for nearly a third of all applicable hospital admissions during 2015/2016. Additional statistics from the road safety charity IAM RoadSmart indicates this age demographic makes up roughly 10% of all UK motorbike owners — highlighting how a lack of experience increases the risk of an accident. "
 
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R-Rated

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I feel overconfidence or complacency comes into play. Even older/more experienced riders get complacent or over confident.

Folks generally feel safe in known environments. But ride someplace you have never been and the feeling of not knowing what's around the curve replaces the feeling we of familiarity we have at home from riding the same road hundreds of times.

It is truly a dangerous mode of transportation. No protection even with the best gear. Arms and legs get broken and ripped off when ejected from the bike.

And yet we all still continue to ride. Those that ride will continue to ride. The ones who crash either get up and go again or not. Same applies when we learn to walk as toddlers so there is no winning, just trying to minimize risk.

Now who wants to race me down the hall with these scissors? :p
 

RideOnTwo

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I have also heard a stat that says the majority of fatal bike accidents are single vehicle but everyone blames other motorists for the most dangerous part of riding. At least here in the US, I will find the article and statistics.
 
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dandoolittle

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I have also heard a stat that says the majority of fatal bike accidents are single vehicle but everyone blames other motorists for the most dangerous part of riding. At least here in the US, I will find the article and statistics.

Junctions is a big one in the uk
 

RideOnTwo

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I have not been able to find the article but i did find the stats from 2016. Ironically the article I read probably found a way to spin the facts to make it look like majority was single vehicle.

2016 55% were with a second vehicle and only 34% at intersections amazingly 72% were hit from the front. If anyone is interested I will link the data I found. It was really interesting to look at some of the statistics like the helmet seems to be 50% with and without.

 
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