Explain What Forces Apply To Accidents Involving Motorcyclists And Bike Riders

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What forces apply to accidents involving motorcyclists and bike riders? ~ According to Newton’s law an object in motion continues with the same speed and the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. In the absence of an unbalanced force the object with continues in the same motion, which is called the law of inertia. The law of inertia is commonly experienced when riding on the roads. If a rider uses a seatbelt the rider would share the same state of motion as the motorcycle. So the rider would decelerate, accelerate and maintain a constant speed with the bike. If a rider were not wearing a seatbelt the rider would stay in its own separate state of motion so if the motorcycle was to collide with an obstacle the rider would be thrown from his/her seat and projected in a projectile…show more content…
The Australian Government has ruled that helmets must be worn to ensure the safety of the riders in the event of an accident. The Consumer Rating and Assessment of Safety Helmets also known as CRASH is a website providing information on helmets and the importance of them in a crash. This is run by government agencies and a motorist organization. The helmet law: • The rider of a motorcycle must wear an approved motorcycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the riders head • The rider of a motorcycle must not ride with a passenger unless the passenger is wearing an approved motorcycle helmet. Why is there a difference in the helmets between motorcycle helmets and the pushbike helmets? Motorcycle helmets are larger and sturdier because the motorcycle is gas powered and can’t be stopped by your feet and the number one death on motorcycles is head trauma caused from not wearing a helmet in the event of an accident. Also it protects there faces and eyes from dirt and wind as they are going at an accelerated speed it can cause blurry or obstructed vision. This can lead to the cause of the

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