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Should the United States Ban High-Performance Motorcycles?

A recent article about a proposed ban on so-called “high-risk motorcycles” in Quebec raises interesting questions about whether the United States would ever follow suit. Apparently, Quebec is looking to follow a French system which classifies motorcycles in seven tiers, taking age and experience into account. The proposed switch in system is supported by motorcycle accident statistics that show that so-called motorcycles are up to eight times more likely to crash than cars on the road.

Though the likelihood of the United States ever adopting such a system seems slim to none, it is interesting to consider the dangers of varying degrees of motorcycle speed and power. According to the Quebec insurance agency, “high-risk” motorcycles include those which feature low, short handlebars, oversized frames, and streamlined designs that emphasize a crouched driving position. These include bikes by BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, among others. These bikes are designed for performance and speed and usually operate at far higher CCs than other bikes.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur on bikes of all calibers. Take the case of a Tenn
And Tenn, P.A. valuable client, a 42-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger on a bike being operated by her boyfriend. When her boyfriend crashed the bike due to inattention, she went down with him – and with the help of her skilled NH motorcycle accident lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A., she was able to collect full compensation for the injuries she sustained in the crash.

We know that a motorcycle accident, no matter what the performance level of the bike, can place you at significant physical and financial risk. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we’re committed to getting you the compensation you deserve. Want to know more about our successful track record and our experienced, qualified staff? Contact us today by calling (888) 332-5855 for more information and a free, confidential case evaluation.

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