More active living seniors hitting the road on motorcycles

Some active living seniors may find that as they age, they discover a daring new side to themselves. Activities such as bungee jumping and skydiving are often easier to enjoy when a person is celebrating their senior years.

Now, a new study as proven that retirement living seniors are using a surprising method of transportation - motorcycles.

More active living seniors hitting the road on motorcycles The report comes as hospitals report seeing more elderly motorcycle drivers injured on the road.

"We made the clinical observation that older patients - people in their 50s, 60s and even 70s - were being injured on motorcycles with increasing frequency," said Mark Gestring of the University of Rochester Medical Center trauma center. "We wanted to see if this observation was true on a national level and we found that it was."

According to, motorcycle ownership spiked amongst adults over the age of 50 from 1990 to 2003.

Seniors who are looking to jump on a hog and hit the open road should keep in mind that the best way to prevent injury in case of an accident is to wear a helmet.

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