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Do men over 40 have more motorcycle accidents?

On Behalf of | May 1, 2024 | Car Accidents |

Motorcycle riding can be an exciting experience for many, offering a sense of freedom and adventure.

However, as riders age, questions arise about their safety on the road. Some may wonder if men over 40 are more likely to face motorcycle accidents compared to younger riders.


One argument often posited is that older riders, having more experience, may be safer on the road. For example, these riders could take fewer risks than their younger counterparts. While experience certainly plays a role in navigating various riding conditions, it does not eliminate the issue entirely.

Physical changes

As men age, physical changes occur that can impact their riding abilities. Decreased vision, slower reaction times and worse flexibility often change how they ride. These differences, coupled with age-related health issues, may contribute to an increased risk of accidents among older riders.

Type of motorcycle

Another aspect to consider is the type of motorcycle older riders choose. Many middle-aged men opt for larger bikes, which can handle differently than smaller and lighter bikes. This choice of motorcycle can influence accident rates.

Safety gear and training

Older riders could be more inclined to invest in quality helmets and gear, as well as participate in training programs to reduce riding problems. While these measures can enhance safety, they may not entirely offset the increased likelihood of accidents among older men.

Just like any motorist, riders over 40 can still enjoy the thrill of motorcycle riding safely. Those facing injuries due to motorcycle accidents may want to seek fair compensation.

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