Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?

   
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Motorcycle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway, Ontario, Canada Thomas Fricke/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images
Motorcycle accident on the Trans-Canada Highway, Ontario, Canada Thomas Fricke/Corbis Documentary/Getty Images

Compared with people driving cars and trucks, do motorcycle riders face a higher risk of death or injury in a crash? Find out what motorcycle manufacturers and some riding gear companies are doing to make your next two-wheeled adventure a lot safer.