The dangers of riding on a motorcycle are obvious. We have all heard the horror stories, and it’s obvious how vulnerable a motorcycle is in traffic in comparison to a car. And although more female riders are choosing to purchase their own motorcycles, if one partner wants a motorcycle while the other is hesitating with trepidation, today it is still usually the husband who wants a bike while the wife is worried about death and disaster (and rightly so, in some cases).
With over half a million motorcycles registered in the state of Florida, this is obviously a mode of transportation that is not slowing in popularity anytime soon—and there must be some good reasons behind that. So whether your spouse has surprised you with such a request, or if this has been an ongoing conversation (but a reluctant one on your part), it is important to understand the benefits too of having a motorcycle—and especially if it does not seem like your spouse wants to back down on the idea!
Let’s look at the downsides first:
There are many good points if you can get past the safety worries:
The spiritual, Zen aspect of riding a motorcycle cannot be overlooked either, as motorcyclists not only enjoy the fresh air and freedom, but they also enjoy a camaraderie amongst other motorcyclists.
If your spouse is considering getting a motorcycle, but you are still worried, the best thing to do is continue an ongoing conversation, mainly revolving around safety. To get licensed, they will have to take a course, and this includes reviewing many safety rules and regulations, as well as training. Along with all the basic information and learning how to ride (if that is a need due to a novice driver), all motorcyclists should know what to do in the case of an accident.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!
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