Riding a motorcycle can be a highly dangerous activity if the proper precautions are not taken. Many motorcyclists have suffered a great deal of injuries when on the road and it important to know what are the most common types of injuries that and how they can have a severe impact on the driver.
Most common injuries
The most common type of injury is that which occurs to the motorcyclist’s head and/or neck. An injury concerning this body part can not only be damaging but it can also be deadly. A lot of the times, motorcyclists suffer head or neck injuries because they did not use a helmet. The severity can vary from a few bumps and cuts to severe concussions or even brain injuries. If head injuries are common, then facial injuries also rank high on the list. This can vary from cuts and bruises to a broken nose and jaw.
Other types of common injuries are the ones dealing with the spine, which can vary from severe bruises to broken bones that can limit mobility in the spinal area forever. A very overlooked type of injury is that of emotional trauma. Some motorcyclists who have suffered horrifying accidents on the road have come to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. This type of pain is far more complex to heal since it affects a person’s psychology and the repercussions can extend far beyond a person’s body.
The least likely areas to be affected are, surprisingly, the legs and feet. This is surprising due to the lack of protection that this area has.
It is recommended for motorcyclists to wear boots and also certain types of jackets that come with a shoulder armor that can protect the motorcyclists back and chest, in addition to wearing a helmet and even gloves. It is also important for motorcyclists to follow traffic rules and to be cautious when on the road.
If proper precautions are taken, then the motorcyclist can reduce the chances of getting injured to a minimum.