Riding a motorcycle is risky business.
A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic (2005) points out that motorcyclists are eight times more likely to be injured and thirty time times more likely to be killed than a car driver, per vehicle mile traveled. According to the same reference, that is an increase of approximately 13% from 2004. Despite this knowledge, I ride motorcycles because with proper training and safety equipment the risk involved can be minimized to the point that riding can be accepted as relatively safe. As we all know the enjoyment of safely riding a motorcycle in Brevard County or elsewhere outweighs the risks involved. Obtain the appropriate training to safely operate a motorcycle and wear protective riding gear. These two factors along with a reasonable risk expectance will lead to an enjoyable motorcycling experience.