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Know About Dangers Faced By Motorcycle Riders

Certain motorcycle accidents are more common than others. And the reasons vary.

Cars making a left-hand turn could pose a danger to someone that was riding a motorcycle.

Sometimes the motorist has trouble seeing a rider on a motorcycle or has trouble judging the speed of an approaching motorcycle. In some situations, the motorcycle rider could be found at-fault for the resulting accident.

—In situations where the rider had been speeding, prior to the time of the accident.
—In situations where the rider had been in the wrong lane
—In situations where the scooter and rider had gone through a red light.

Certain roadway conditions can pose a danger to motorcycle riders

• A roadway with uneven surfaces, such a road with potholes or cracks in the pavement
• A location in which there is gravel on the pavement in the road
• A spot where railroad tracks were laid across a section of road
• After a rain, a road’s wet surface could cause the motorcycle’s wheels to skid.

Dangerous features of accident involving a motorcycle

No small numbers of the accidents that highlight the dangers associated with motorcycles involve the occurrence of a head-on collision.

—Sometimes the motorcycle collides with a a fixed object.
—Sometimes the motorcycle has collided with a moving vehicle.

The level of danger increases at those times when the motorcycle’s rider loses control of that 2-wheeled vehicle, and allows it to venture off the roadway. That is when the rider and the uncontrolled vehicle could crash into a fixed object.

Personal injury lawyer in Waterloo knows that certain practices put a line of motorcycles and riders at risk. For instance, lane splitting involves riding between lines of stopped or slow-moving traffic. Motorists have a limited view of any vehicle that enters the space between 2 stopped or 2 slowly moving cars.

Whenever a line of motorcycles travels in the space between stopped or slow-moving traffic, each of the riders must sacrifice his or her ability to maneuver the set of wheels. When riders have only a limited amount of room for maneuvering, the chances for an accident increase.

To what degree do helmet laws work to reduce the chances for a collision, and possible injury to the lone rider?

Some of the younger riders put a desire for freedom from any restraint over concerns about their safety. Some of them learn too late that it would have made sense to accept the restrictions associated with wearing a helmet.

Riders that accept a passenger are supposed to provide that passenger with a helmet. Unfortunately, not all of them go to the trouble of keeping the necessary headgear close-at-hand. That fact tends to minimize the beneficial nature of the regulations that were meant to encourage the wearing of helmets.