What do baseball players, gardeners, fishing enthusiasts and motorcyclists all have in common? They are all counting down the days until summer, when they are finally free to pursue their respective passions as much as possible. However, one thing that sets motorcyclists apart from their summer-loving brethren is that their activity can prove to be incredibly dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not followed.
In order to illustrate just how important it is for motorcyclists to take steps to protect themselves and drive safely, consider the story of a West Virginia man -- we'll call him Justin M. -- who suffered catastrophic injuries back in 2008 after crashing his bike into a guardrail.
"Things looked very, very bad to begin with," he said. "They actually gave me a six percent chance to live. I had broken 18 bones. I had broken my neck and lower back and pelvis."