Older motorcyclists are at a greater risk for having an accident which will result in injury or death and more of us are reliving our youth or getting on motorcycles for the first time. As we age, our reaction time slows down making those "skin of our teeth" escapes less likely to occur. Helmet use is also dropping in states where helmets are not required by law. Prevention of a brain injury or death involves safety. Cycle smart! Wear a helmet and protective gear, don't drink and drive, know your limits.
Click here to read the New York Times article on the older motorcyclist and accident risks: