West Virginia University has done a new study that shows that about 90 percent of U.S. traffic deaths involve motorcycles. Motorcyclists who survive their accidents often suffer major head damage and the consequences may be even worse for bikers who don’t wear helmets.

In the past few months, when people talk about motorcycle crashes, Pittsburgh Steeler’s Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s name is bound to pop up.Several safety experts claimed Roethlisberger’s injuries would have been far less severe if he’d been wearing a helmet. West Virginia University’s study seems to back those claims up.

It was just a few months ago that Ben Roethlisberger’s career and life for that matter was on the brink of ending. People across the country including right here in Morgantown were reminded of how important it is to know what you’re doing before you get on a bike and to wear any safety device that could save your life.

Source: Total Motorcycle Forums

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  (6023) posted on 10.12.2006

Actually, the study states 9% of US traffic deaths involve motorcycles, not 90%.

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