Are you considering buying cars or motorbike? In term of safety, here is the comparison between these 2 popular vehicles.
Drive a motorcycle is dangerous
Let’s see, raise your hand if you have ever been told that ride a motorcycle is very dangerous. If we give one euro for every time we have to hear things like this, surely we could change the bike much easier than asking for money from the bank.
It turns out that if we look at some statistics compiled, assuming that in the US in 2012, 4.957 people driving a motorcycle died. The data come from various sources, but all refer to the USA.
- Alcohol killed in 2010 to 25.692 people.
- 440,000 people a year from diseases related to smoking die.
- Poor diet and lack of exercise is behind the death of 400,000 people.
- Nearly 98,000 Americans died last year because of preventable medical errors.
- The secondhand smoke causes 49,000 deaths annually in passive smokers.
- 48,614 Americans died from flu 2003/04.
- 39,000 people die each year from poisoning or drug homemade products.
- Firearms caused 31,940 deaths last year in the USA, most were suicides.
- A fall at home is behind 25,000 deaths annually.
- 20,000 people died because of sexually transmitted diseases.
- 17,000 people died from drug abuse.
- About 9,000 people died in an accident in the bathroom at 1.999.
NHTSA estimates that 24% of traffic accidents are caused by distracted motorbike drivers. Which means that at least 7,247 people died.
So you know, when you say that driving a motorcycle is dangerous, you have a few arguments not to pursue the discussion. But above all, we must emphasize that if we do not conduct all with respect for the rules and other road users, of little worth these statistics.
Meanwhile, Cars must meet a lot of safety standard.
Cars safety standard
Automakers have worked for years to get their vehicles to improve road safety. Currently, active safety and passive safety in vehicles operate in order to protect the driver’s life.
Manufacturers adapt new technologies based on the standards set by international organizations that conduct research on the causes of traffic accidents. The ultimate aim is to improve road safety by protecting the life of the driver and passengers.
1. Active safety
It is the set of all those elements that contribute to greater efficiency and provide stability to the vehicle in motion, and as far as possible, avoid an accident.
2. The braking system
FrenadoSu system function is critical for driver safety. All current braking systems have independent circuits that allow stop safely in case one fails. Among the best are the anti-lock (ABS) that reduce the braking distance while maintaining the ability to change direction to avoid obstacles as they do not block the wheels.
3. The steering system
Ensures proper control of the vehicle. Steering systems of today’s cars are hardened at high speeds to avoid possible accidents.
4. The suspension system
The car is stable and absorbs road irregularities. Anti-roll bars connecting the two wheels on each axle and serve to control the tilt of the car when cornering, thus avoiding an exit route.
5. Tires and tire adhesion to the ground
The tire compound and its drawing should ensure adequate traction in any climate and condition. They must be in the best conditions for maximum grip with the ground.
6. The lighting
Until recently light emitting headlights are very weak and are not white. Recent research has solved these problems. The important thing is to be seen and see well.
7. Stability control systems
Through sensors that perceive the speed of each wheel, steering wheel position and the position of the accelerator pedal, an electronic processor determines the actions to take: braking one or more wheels or keeping tires in the appropriate traction control.
8. Passive safety
Are the elements that minimize the damage that can occur when the accident is inevitable.
In case of impact, they have a device that blocks the mechanism in case of suffering a sharp slowdown. Prevent the person being thrown out.
Are some bags that by a pyrotechnic system inflate in fractions of a second when the car collides with a solid object at a considerable speed. Its aim is to prevent occupants from hitting directly with any part of the vehicle. Currently there are front airbags, side curtain airbags (for head) and even knees.
11. Chassis and Body
In both there are areas that absorb energy in the event of an impact. If a frontal collision, accommodates the engine so that it does not enter the passenger compartment.
Windshield glass composite is prepared so that in case of an accident, do not jump splinters that could damage the vehicle’s passengers. The side windows are weaker and can break. It is the easiest way out if roll-over doors are locked.
Are key elements in protecting the individual against the whiplash, provided they conform to the height of the person.