There’s more to driving a motorcycle than thrills and open road. Motorcyclists operate the most hazardous highway vehicles available and have the highest crash costs per person-mile. More than 2,500 motorcyclists die in traffic crashes each year. The drivers that survive are left with staggering medical bills and, often, permanent injuries. The average cost of motorcycle crash injuries
can range anywhere from $2,500 to $1.4 million – about half of which is typically paid by private or commercial insurance, one-quarter to one-third by the individual, and one-tenth to one-third by the government. The average hospital bill resulting from a motorcycle crash is $10,564. If you drive a motorcycle, exercise extreme caution: always wear a helmet, follow traffic regulations, and carry insurance.
Tue, January 29, 2013
by Jeff Saxton