Thursday, May 14, 2015

13 things MORE DANGEROUS than riding a MOTORCYCLE

Getting statistics in Africa is impossible for now so we have to accept that of the USA for this analysis.

 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed on American roads in 2012. Pretty dangerous, huh? Not when you compare our mode of transportation to other everyday risks like, being overweight, which is 100 times as likely to kill you. Here are 13 everyday things that are more dangerous than riding a motorcycle.

Alcohol: 25,692 people were killed in the U.S. by alcohol poisoning in 2010. (Source: CDC)

Photo by Dave Brownlee

Smoking: 440,000 people in the U.S. are killed each year due to tobacco-related illnesses. (Source: CDC)

Photo by Jim Petrosino

The Flu: 48,614 Americans were killed by the flu during the 2003-04 season. (Source: CDC)

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Texting: NHTSA estimates that 24 percent of crashes involved drivers talking or texting on cell phones. That’s 7,247 deaths caused by phone use in 2010 alone. (Source: NSC)

Photo by Brandon LaJoie

Falling Down: 25,000 people die each year due to simple falls. (Source: NSC)

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Poison: 39,000 people are killed each year due to household poisons and prescription medication. (Source: NSC)

Photo by Taylor McB

Second-Hand Smoke: 49,000 people in the U.S. die each year due to inhaling second-hand smoke. (Source: CDC)

Photo by Marc Garrido Clotet

Getting Shot: Guns kill 31,940 people in the U.S. each year. The vast majority of which are suicides. (Source: CDC)

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Healthcare: As many as 98,000 Americans are killed each year by, “preventable medical errors in hospitals.” (Source: NAP)

Photo by Chester Paul Sgroi

Having Sex: 20,000 Americans are killed each year by sexually transmitted infections. (Source: CSDP)

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Getting High: 17,000 Americans die each year due to drug abuse. (Source: CSDP)

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Being Fat: 400,000 Americans die each year due to, “Poor diet and physical inactivity.” (Source: CSDP)

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Your Bathroom: Nearly 9,000 Americans were killed by their bathrooms in 1999. (Source: LA Times)

Photo by Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Know how your friends and family are always telling you motorcycles are dangerous? Let’s show them how wrong they are. Share these infographics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+ to prove just how much more dangerous their everyday activities are and how sane your mode of transport really is.

By Wes Siler

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