Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately common, both in San Bernardino and in the United States. But the key to remaining safe on the roads involves understanding as much as you possibly can about why these accidents occur in the first place.
Though every crash situation is different, there are still a number of common reasons for a large number of motorcycle accidents you would do well to avoid at all costs.
The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
According to experts, one of the top reasons motorcycle accidents occur has to do with unsafe lane changes on the part of other drivers. Essentially, drivers fail to check their blind spots or properly signal when changing lanes. As a result this puts other drivers and in particular motorcycle operators at a significant risk.
Another common reason motorcycle accidents occur has to do with the improper use of car doors. If a motorcycle operator is passing a parked vehicle and that vehicle operator opens their door without checking to make sure things are clear, a dangerous accident can easily occur. This is something that often happens with bicyclists as well.
Finally, a significant number of motorcycle accidents occur when the rider enters a corner too fast. You should only ride as fast as you can see and use any visual clues available to judge what may be around the corner you’re about to take. When in doubt, slow down.
As the owner and operator of a motorcycle, so many of these situations can be avoided by taking the exact same approach: never assume anyone but yourself is concerned for your own safety. Never assume other motorists on the road are aware of your presence or know what they’re supposed to do to safely navigate around a smaller, more compact method of transportation like yours. Stay as far away from other cars as you can, practice safe driving techniques and remain vigilant – you’ll likely be glad you did.
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If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident or if you’d like to learn more about your rights or the rights of your loved ones please don’t delay and contact Harshbarger Law today.