Motorcyclists are understandably attracted to the beautiful and scenic roadways along the Southern California coastline. Unfortunately, with the thrill of motorcycle riding comes a certain amount of risk. Between 1998 and 2008 - just a 10-year period - the state saw a 175 percent increase in motorcycle deaths. In 2009, of the 4,462 riders killed in the United States, 385 were killed in the state of California.
According to a report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are approximately 28 times more likely to die than the drivers and passengers of conventional vehicles. Despite the danger associated with motorcycle riding, a study by the National Highway Traffic Administration found that the motorcyclist was either not at fault or less at fault than the driver of the conventional vehicle in 80 percent of all accidents involving cars and motorcycles. Regardless of this finding, insurance companies are often quick to blame the motorcycle rider, playing off of the stereotypes of reckless and risk-taking riders.
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