13 Things More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle

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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)

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
25,692 people were killed by alcohol poisoning

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

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
440,000 people were killed by tobacco

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

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
48,614 Americans were killed by the flu

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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)

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
7,247 deaths caused by phone use while driving

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

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
25,000 people die from falling

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

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
39,000 people are killed due to poisons & prescription meds

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

Things That Are More Dangerous Than Riding A Motorcycle
49,000 people die from second-hand smoke

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