Motorcycle crashes are all too common. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle riders are about 26 times more likely to die in a crash than those in a car. This is largely due to the fact that motorcycles offer little protection in a crash. This blog post will discuss the seven most common motorcycle crashes and how you can avoid them.
The first and most common type of motorcycle crash is the rear-end collision. This happens when a car rear-ends a motorcycle. It is often the result of the car driver not paying attention or following too closely. To avoid this type of crash, always ride with your headlight on and be sure to signal before changing lanes. You should also avoid riding in a car’s blind spot.
A sideswipe is when a car hits a motorcycle from the side. This can happen when a vehicle changes lanes and doesn’t see the motorcycle.
This type of crash happens when a car turns left in front of a motorcycle. It is often the result of the car driver not seeing the motorcycle.
This type of crash happens when a car door is opened into the path of a motorcycle. It is often the result of the car driver not paying attention or not looking before opening their door.
Speeding is a major factor in many motorcycle crashes. To avoid this, always obey the speed limit and never ride faster than you are comfortable with.
Riding under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and should be avoided.
Riding in poor weather conditions can be dangerous. Always check the forecast before heading out and avoid riding in heavy rain, wind, fog, or snow.
As a motorcycle rider, it is crucial to be aware of the dangers of riding. No matter how experienced you are, there is always the potential for an accident. That’s why it’s crucial to know some basic motorcycle safety tips that could save your life.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced Kentucky motorcycle accident attorneys at Saladino & Schaaf. We have helped numerous motorcycle victims receive the compensation they deserve. It’s FREE to contact us online or by phone at 270-444-0406 (Paducah Office) or 270-753-1529 (Murray Office).
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