Motorcycles are by their nature far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. They are also less visible to other drivers and pedestrians and less stable than four-wheel vehicles. Operating a motorcycle requires a different combination of physical and mental skills than those used in driving four-wheel vehicles. Motorcyclists and their passengers are more vulnerable to the hazards of weather and road conditions than drivers in closed vehicles.
In 2011 motorcycle fatalities rose 2.1 percent to 4,612 from 4,518 in 2010.In 2010, 55 out of every 100,000 registered motorcycles was involved in a fatal crash, compared with only 9 out of every 100,000 passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcyclists were about 30 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled in 2010 and five times more likely to be injured, according to NHTSA.
-"Insurance Information Institute"
With the dangers that come with motorcycle riding, it is important to be insured properly. At Zeiler Insurance we offer insurance coverage for not only car insurance, but for motorcycle insurance as well. Our customer service representatives and personal-lines specialist will offer valuable information on properly insuring your motorcycle. Whether you are part of a riding club and riding around the Chicago area, or only take the bike out when the weather permits, the staff at Zeiler Insurance will help you choose the correct coverage for your use. If you need motorcycle insurance, call Zeiler Insurance today for information.
-Lucas R. Zeiler
Zeiler Insurance Services, Inc