Many people in the U.S. enjoy motorcycle riding. It is an activity that is not limited to men only. Women too are taking to the streets and highways of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, this means that women riders as well as men risk being struck by a car while riding.
How many women own motorcycles?
It may surprise you to learn that, according to one news report, 19% of those who own a motorcycle are women. This percentage increases with younger women. According to the report, 22% of Gen X motorcycle owners are female. In addition, 26% of Gen Y motorcycle owners are female. Motorcycle makers have reached out to younger riders by designing smaller, less powerful and less expensive motorcycles.
Why do some women enjoy motorcycling?
The news report stated that camaraderie, being outdoors and fun are three reasons why women choose to own a motorcycle. There are a number of women-only motorcycling groups who carry out events with thousands of participants, such as “Babes Ride Out,” and “Women’s Motorcycle Tours.”
Motorcycling is dangerous for all riders
Women riders are just as susceptible to motorcycle accidents as male riders are. Any motorcyclist can be struck by a car for reasons that are not their fault. For example, a motorist may not be on the look out for motorcyclist and could violate the motorcyclist’s right of way. Doing so can lead to a crash that seriously injures or kills the motorcyclist.
In such situations, the motorcyclist may want to pursue a legal claim to help cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. This post is for educational purposes only and does not contain legal advice. Our firm’s website on motorcycle accidents may be a useful resource for those who want to learn more about this topic.