No matter how safe a rider maybe when operating his or her motorcycle,
motorcycle crashes can still happen due to many factors including:
Other Drivers on the Road Not Paying Attention
Because motorcycles are smaller than a passenger vehicle or truck, they
are more difficult for other drivers to see. Other drivers on the road
may be inattentive for other reasons, however, including distracted driving,
driving under the influence, or simply not looking before making a turn.
In fact, vehicles making left-hand turns account for 42% of wrecks involving
a motorcycle and another vehicle.
Local and state governments are responsible for ensuring that our roadways
are clear and free from hazards such as loose gravel, loose asphalt, and
potholes. Liquids that have leaked onto the road or improperly designed
and engineered streets and highways can also result in motorcycle crashes.
A motorcycle crash can happen when neither the rider or the driver of another
vehicle is at fault. Your crash could be the result of a vehicle defect
(faulty brakes, defective tires, etc.) in which case the manufacturer
of the vehicle or part, as well as the retailer, may be found at fault.
Lack of Communication
Riding with a group of people is enjoyable, but it is important that groups
practice good communication skills so that riders do not collide when
riding or riding into other riders’ lanes while traveling.