Thousands of motorcycle accidents occur due to unsafe vehicle drivers who are negligent on the road, hence the “Look Twice, Save a Life” campaign. However, there are many unsafe riding habits that a motorcyclist commits that increases his risk of being in a motorcycle accident! Discover four surprising facts about motorcycle accidents, then adjust your riding to increase safety:
Common Ground May Cause Inattention
Many motorcycle accidents occur on roads that the motorcyclist rides on often due to inattention and “knowing” what to expect. In addition to common ground, motorcycle accidents may occur more often when a motorcyclist is riding a short distance versus completing a long journey, as his safety focus might be compromised due to the long hours on the road.
Inexperienced Riders Lack Skills
Many inexperienced riders are often the victims of motorcycle accidents due to poor driving and decision-making skills. However, it’s not always young drivers that fall into this category. Inexperienced riders also include older motorcyclists that have not been on their bikes in decades.
High-Performance Motorcycles Encourage Speed
Motorcycles that are made for racing are considered high-performance bikes and are often used on the highways. However, this easy access to speed can contribute to an adrenaline rush and unwise decisions. Speed limits should always be obeyed to enhance road safety.
Driving Under the Influence Compromises Reaction Times
To avoid an accident, a motorcyclist often must make split second decisions to ensure safety. However, motorcyclists who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs have longer reaction times when faced with an unsafe situation. Thus, increasing the chance of a life-altering injury or death.
Brian Adams is Your Zealous Motorcycle Accident Advocate
There is a risk while riding a motorcycle, but if you ride with safety at the forefront of your mind, that risk is minimized! If you are injured because of another vehicle driver’s negligence, Attorney Brian Adams will help you pursue the compensation you need for your recovery. Call us: (478) 845-1961.