Why Motorcyclists make some of the best car drivers…
We’ve been providing quality insurance for hundreds of thousands of UK riders for over 90 years and during this time (and also thanks to being staffed by many riders) we’ve learnt there are multiple reasons why you (and us) enjoy the unique appeal of two (and three) wheels.
This includes – and certainly not limited to – the ability to cross continents with an unrivalled visceral experience, a way to appreciate to the very fullest winding A roads, challenging B roads and world class racetracks, as the fastest way to get to work, providing the first step to getting on the road or simply being the vehicle to meet people, create lasting friendships and deliver vital equipment that saves lives.
In these over 90 years we’ve never got (nor never will) bored of bikes. But we can’t always ride and sometimes motorcyclists need to get behind the wheel instead – probably why there are 31.7 million registered cars in Great Britain compared to 1.27 million motorcycles…
89% OF RIDERS WHO ALSO DRIVE BELIEVE THAT RIDERS MAKE THE SAFEST CAR DRIVERS
In June 2021, we asked our BikeSocial community panel whether riders make better drivers. Of the 748 responses, 89% of riders who also drive believe that riders make the safest car drivers. Following that question with a multiple-choice option, 88% of those believed this because motorcyclists are more aware of the dangers while 80% also believe it is because riders are more observant.
To give some further perspective, of the 11% surveyed that disagreed that riders make the safest drivers, 56% of those felt this was because riding is a totally different discipline to driving.
And this is also true: the very art of riding a bike is obviously clearly different to a car. Yes, there are still gears (well, not on autos…), brakes and the usual instruments etc., but with a vast quantity of bikes producing more power-to-weight performance than most affordable cars, a riders’ mind is tuned to reacting more quickly.
Thanks to your validation of an opinion, we already considered to be true, in 2021 we decided to start offering car insurance to riders. By considering your riding history, we are often able to offer car quotes at a reduced rate when compared to most rivals.
And if you’ve already insured your bike with Bennetts, when you choose car insurance with us it can also make the process of finding cover less laborious as we already know who you are. Bennetts motorcycle insurance customers can potentially enjoy further discounts and BikeSocial members can receive a further £30 cashback.
Ride (and drive) safe.