During last week-end, as much as 27 riders found death. Definitely too many deaths: numbers like this make you wonder if you’ll be the next one.
Before conceiving possible solutions that are plainly wrong (see this particulary dumb one), we need to understand HOW the riders die on the roads and WHY motorcycle accidents do happen. As far as I know, detailed statistics are not available. The only reliable source of information, police reports, is too often incomplete as is often lacking details allowing comprehension of accidents dynamics. Also, seems that nation-wide statistics about motorcycle accidents are not available as of today.
Solutions proposed before understanding WHERE is the problem are undoubtly pointless - bad roads? edgy guard rails? Blind car drivers? While these solutions do not spot the problem they are also potentially dangerous as they do lead to think that the problem at stake has been addressed correctly and “better protection for the rider” has been obtained – that’s not true! As a matter of fact, mandatory protective dresses for motorcycle drivers and passengers can lower the injuries in case of accident, which *is* different from preventing the accident itself!