An article in thestar.com says the
number of motorcycle riders injured in crashes is rising fastest in
an older population.
The article by Cathal Kelly focusses on
the results of a survey by the University of Rochester Medical
Center, which found that the fastest-growing group of riders
suffering injuries was in the 50–59 age range. The riders who
showed the largest drop in injuries were in their 20s.
In Canada, Kelly says, riding habits
are more cautious, though the effect on crash statistics has
apparently not been measured. More helmet use and less
drinking-and-riding likely reduce injury numbers.
But Baby Boomers are at risk, says
Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada president Peter Jacobs. "You’re
never too old to be a novice," he said.
See the whole story at www.thestar.com.