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What makes motorized bikes dangerous?

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2022 | Bicycle Accidents

Getting around Queens can be difficult. Navigating through buses and subways can make a quick trip complex and tedious. On the other hand, driving through a congested city only to discover there is nowhere to park can seem worse.

Using a motorized bike or e-bike can seem like the best of both worlds. You can get from here to there efficiently and only need minimal parking options. However, accidents like the fatal one earlier this year can make using a motorized bike seem dangerous.

Here’s what you should know about the risks of motorized bikes and what makes them dangerous.

Higher speeds

While a motorized bike may not appear much faster than a traditional bike, the additional speed can have a significant impact when you are trying to navigate through a busy city. When riding a bike, it can be easy to get distracted by something farther away, causing you to miss something outside your peripheral vision.

It may not seem like a big deal since you may have quick reflexes, but these moments can be the difference between dodging an accident and a catastrophic crash.

Startling statistics

As motorized bikes increase, so does the amount of injury data. A study recently compared accidents on traditional bikes, e-bikes and scooters.

Unfortunately, the study found that people on motorized bikes were more likely to suffer from internal injuries and concussions. Additionally, the study also concluded that e-bike injuries were three times more likely to involve a pedestrian.

No matter how you choose to get around Queens, it is essential to be aware of your surroundings so that you can get to your destination safely. If you are riding an e-bike, you should make sure you are familiar with the safety features, so you are ready when you need to avoid a crash.

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