While only making up around 6% of WA's road users, motorcyclists account for more than 20% of serious injuries and fatalities on WA's roads. Motorcycle riders and their passengers are among our most vulnerable road users for several reasons:
- They have very little protection in the event of a crash.
- Riders are subject to variations in road surface conditions, and it requires more control and skill by the rider to operate safely compared to a passenger car.
- Motorcycle riders operate in high-speed environments beyond the safe physical tolerance limits the body can withstand without serious harm in a crash.
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