In the first 9 months of 2019, 125 thousand motorcycles enter the traffic flow throughout Turkey. The share of motorcycles in total vehicles participating in traffic increased by 50 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. Motorcycles are preferred for their ease of use as well as their advantages in motor vehicle tax, automobile insurance and traffic insurance.
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ISTANBUL (TR) - Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI) 18 percent of the total vehicles involved in the traffic in the first 9 months of 2018 according to Hesapkurdu.com compiling the data bikes, 2019 in the same period, 50 percent increase to 27% of the total vehicles involved in the traffic ' motorcycles created. Motorcycles have recently become one of the main means of transport for drivers who do not want to stay in traffic, especially in large cities. Motorcycles to drivers; In addition to ease of use and fuel economy, it provides 5 times the Motor Vehicle Tax (MTV), 2.5 times the traffic insurance, and 2 times the cost of tolls compared to automobiles. Because of the high risk of theft and damage to motorcycles, which stand out with their cost advantage, insurance companies do not provide automobile insurance. Drivers complain that they are not financially guaranteed.
Stating that insurance companies are not obliged to bid as they do in the insurance of automobile insurance, traffic insurance, Dilara Çetin, Director of Insurance, said "Most insurance companies are afraid to offer automobile insurance for motorcycles because of the high risk of theft and accident. The insurance companies that offer insurance for motorcycles require special conditions such as closed garage and engine cylinder volumes. Based on this problem, we developed an interface that allows motorcycle owners to access insurance companies' insurance offers. Every month, 3,000 motorcycle owners are looking for automobile insurance through the system.”
Based on an average of all damage levels, motorcycle traffic insurance prices are 2.5 times more affordable than cars. In addition to the fuses, Dilara Çetin said: “Motorcycles are advantageous in MTV when compared to a car with engine cylinder volume up to 1300 cm³ and a motorcycle with engine cylinder volume up to 100 - 250 cm³, the MTV amount of motorcycles is average in all age ranges 5 times more convenient.”
Motorcycles are more suitable for highway and bridge fees than other vehicles. Especially on 15 Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Köprüsü crossings, cars pay 10.50 TL while motorcycle toll is 4.25 TL.