One of the extreme types of transportation that are thought
to be a factor in traffic accidents is the motorcycle. Studies showed that
compared to other forms of transportation, motorbikes account for a
disproportionately high number of fatalities.
Human behavior was mostly to blame for a significant portion
of motorcycle accidents. Using literature analyses on elements of riding
behaviors, this research aims to identify and analyze certain behavioral
patterns of riders that impact motorcycle accidents.
The Angel of Death
One of the vehicles that contribute most significantly to
traffic accidents is the motorcycle. Compared to drivers of cars, motorcycle
riders face a greater chance of colliding. The main cause of this is motorcycle
riders' inherent vulnerability and the higher level of risks they are exposed
Motorcycles are to blame for 28% of all fatalities resulting
from traffic accidents worldwide, and the numbers are rising every year.
Effects of Speeding on motorcycle safety
Speeding is a major contributor to problems with traffic
injuries. Unsuitable or excessive speeding is a major risk factor for the
majority of traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries. Speeding too much seems
to be a problem in every country.
Motorbike safety is impacted by visibility
As a result of a motorcycle's tiny size and reduced
visibility compared to large vehicles, visibility is one of the main factors in
motorcycle-related traffic accidents. Motorcycles aren't very visible. It was
also realized that the size of the motorcycle has a big impact on conspicuity
in this situation.
Humans use shape, size, motion, and color to distinguish
between objects. If a motorcycle became a car, its face-on area would be 30â€“40%
smaller. One of the main causes of powered two-wheeler (PTW) accidents is their
lack of visibility.
Fatigue's Effect on motorcycle safety and its effect on Alertness
An important contributing factor to traffic accidents is
driver weariness and drowsiness. Most people believe that driving while
intoxicated is a major contributor to accidents, but being sleepy behind the wheel
can be just as deadly as being intoxicated. Also, it impairs alertness,
concentration, and vigilance in such a way that it weakens the ability to
drive, reduces awareness, impairs judgment, and raises the chance of an
accident. Instead of reckless or drunk driving, fatigue-related traffic
accidents are more dangerous and lethal.
Human behavior- the cause of many accidents
95% of traffic accidents are caused by human behavior,
according to a previous study. Additionally, human error is a crucial factor in
the majority of motorcycle accidents. In other words, human error refers to
behaviors of the riders, such as speeding, intoxication from alcohol,
exhaustion, drowsiness, and attention span issues. It also refers to the use of
drugs and medications.
Making the following suggestions can make a motorcycle more
- Size Expansion
- Usage of bolder colors
- Daytime running lights
Since they allow light to be reflected or emitted around an
item, fluorescence, and vivid colors are found to increase object visibility.
The reflective qualities of a motorcycle and the background they are seen
against also affect its visibility. At night, one can hardly perceive color. It
is generally acknowledged that fluorescence, in the white, yellow, and red
colors, as well as all three colors together, will increase motorcycle
Cautious steps riders must take
Riders must make sure they are riding safely, protecting not
only themselves but also the people around them, This starts on the level of
access that gives these riders the permission to ride- the motorcycle theory test. Riders must wear helmets, make sure their mirrors are set
well, and make sure their motorcycle is well updated and maintained.
The majority of fatalities from traffic accidents are caused
by motorcycles. Irresponsibility such as unsuitable or excessive speeding are
major risk factors for the majority of traffic crashes, fatalities, and
injuries; visibility is also one of the key elements in motorcycle-related
traffic incidents because of the motorcycle's small size and decreased
visibility in comparison to large vehicles; instead of reckless or drunk
driving, fatigue-related traffic accidents are more dangerous and lethal.
According to research, lifestyle has a big impact on how
risky the conduct and engagement of motorbike riders are in traffic accidents.