About Motorcycle Safety
About Motorcycle Safety is a book written by Don Griffith. It is a simple to read book with a lot of good advice. Many people have told me that this is one of those books that every American must have if they want to be safe on the roadways. In fact, as a matter of fact this book has been on my wish list for quite some time now. In this review I will tell you why I think it is so important for everyone to learn about motorcycle safety.
According to the Department of Transportation (DOT) about motorcycle safety, “Motorcycles are a part of our transportation system, but like cars, motorcycles can be the cause of serious or fatal accidents when they are not operated safely.” Don Griffith has gathered together some of the best information out there on motorcycle safety and presented it in this book. In fact, he has taken the advice and presented it in a very easy to read format that anyone can understand. This book not only provides information about motorcycle safety, but it also about motorcycle insurance, motorcycle licensing, motorcycle law and even motorcycle injury attorneys. I personally found this book very interesting and informative.
As stated above, this book is not just about motorcycle safety, but it is also about motorcycle injury attorneys and personal injury attorneys as well. As motorcyclists, we are all aware that there are many different myths and rumors that we hear about, such as the fact that motorcycles do not wear helmets, or that there is no protection from the seat. We know that those myths aren’t true, but that doesn’t mean we stop riding our motorcycles. Motorcycle injury attorneys and motorcyclist advocates need to tell everyone about these issues, so that riders know what they are up against, the importance of wearing a helmet, and how the laws are written to protect us.
The title of the book explains it all, “The Motorcycle Safety Book: A Bibliography,” and there is a good explanation of the myths and rumors that are out there. The chapters are written in an easy to read manner, even though there are several technical terms used that some people may not be familiar with. The book is full of interesting facts about motorcyclists’ safety, but it isn’t written in a way that makes it seem like a “how to” manual for bikers, but rather one that is meant to inform readers about motorcycle safety as they ride. You can get more information about out on your motorcycle
Some of the chapters include the myth about helmets, which has been proven to be false. Other chapters include motorcycle accident claims, the claim that there are no significant injuries or fatalities due to accidents; the argument that because motorcycles travel at higher speeds than automobiles, they are safer; that there is no significant decrease in the risk of death or serious injury due to motorcycle accidents; and that some motorcycle riders are more accident prone than other riders. There are also several chapters dealing with motorcycle theft and how to protect yourself from it. It might surprise you to learn that almost all the myths mentioned here can actually be found in most common textbooks about driving! That’s because although we know about some myths, like the one about the car driver being immune to the accident because he is trained to drive at low speeds, we still think of cars as being much safer when we are on them.
The book contains references to some famous cases where motorcycle fatalities were caused by popular misconceptions about motorcycle safety. One case mentioned was the death of a twelve-year-old who was hit by a tractor trailer truck while riding his motorcycle. He had taken a motorcycle safety class and never wore a helmet, so the truck driver thought he was fine to drive and did not check him twice for safety equipment. Another case was the death of a four-year old boy in Australia who was riding his motorcycle near a busy freeway when it went off the road and slammed into a concrete barrier. Both boys were killed.