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What Type of Motorcycle Has the Most Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are on the rise in New Jersey. There are a variety of ways to improve safety while motorcycling, including knowing the laws, improving your motorcycling skills, always being aware on the road, and even knowing the biggest risks of motorcycle accidents. Additionally, some motorcycles tend to be more dangerous. Continue reading to find out what type of motorcycle has the most accidents.

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The Most Dangerous Motorcycles

Not all motorcycles are created equal. Just as some cars are more dangerous than others, the same holds true of motorcycles. These motorcycles tend to be involved in more accidents:

  • Cruisers: As much as 50% of the motorcycles on the road today are classified as motorcycle cruisers. This also means that they account for a large percentage of the accidents. Additionally, cruisers may encourage riders to wear less protective gear in order to maintain their ‘cool image.’
  • Street bikes: Street bikes also account for a larger number of motorcycle accidents. Street bikes tend to be smaller and are able to go faster. Most riders who get them want to feel the wind on their face and test the speed at their feet. They are also a popular motorcycle for riders who want to do tricks.
  • MX/Enduro Motorcycles: MX motorcycles are designed to go off-track. While this may reduce the chance of being in an accident with a motor vehicle, it does not reduce the risk. Riders are at risk of motorcycle accidents with trees and branches.
  • Supersport bikes: Supersport bikes can also be more dangerous. Not only are riders more likely to be in an accident, but they are also more likely to be in a bad accident. While these bikes can go on roads, most people still ride them like they are off-road or on the track. Speeding is the single most common cause of supersport accidents.

While owning these types of motorcycles is not necessarily a guarantee that you will be in an accident, it may mean that you need to take more precautions.

New Jersey Motorcycle Laws

It can be helpful to know New Jersey’s laws as they relate to motorcycle riding. Just a few laws that you can expect include:

  • Riders must have a motorcycle driver’s license if using a motorcycle or trike
  • Riders must complete a basic rider course with an approved provider
  • Riders must get a motorcycle endorsement, which means they are at least 17 years old and pass all required tests
  • All motorcycles must be registered with the state

In some cases, riders may be able to apply for a motorcycle license without already having a driver’s license or by forgoing the rider course. However, they will still need to take the road test.

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Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Were you or a loved one injured in a motorcycle accident? You may have compensation available that can help you cover costs, like your medical bills or property damages to your motorcycle. There is a time limit on how long you have to file, though, so reach out to an experienced personal injury lawyer to learn your options.

Contact a West New York Personal Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case in New Jersey

Did you or a loved one sustain serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident in the state of New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. Motorcycle attorney, Andrew Prince Esq. represents clients injured because of a motorcycle accident in Jersey City, Elizabeth, Trenton, Passaic, and throughout New Jersey. Call (908) 304-9187 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 136 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ 07066, as well as an office in West New York, NY.

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