Even though the weather is cooling down now, there are still motorcyclists on the road. For some bikers, the desire to eek out every opportunity to ride before it snows is strong. All motorists should remember that these motorcyclists have just as much right to be on the road as anyone else.
A motorcyclist is always at a higher risk of injury than others on the roads because they're more likely to come into direct contact with the road or other vehicles. When they're involved in a crash, they often suffer serious, life-threatening injuries. Many people die.
No matter where you are, you need to understand the rules of the road. Some standard rules that apply in most states include not being able to cross or pass when there are double yellow lines and not making unsafe U-turns. There are reasons that these laws are in place, as this story below shows.
It is generally accepted that driving a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous ways to travel on the road. This danger is often attributed to the beliefs that motorcyclists drive at considerable speeds, engage in dangerous behavior such as overtaking against oncoming traffic and they have very little protection against the effects of an accident. However, recent studies have shown that these factors are perhaps not the main reasons why riding a motorcycle is so dangerous.
When you ride your motorcycle, one thing you hate is when drivers get too close to you. If you had to suddenly stop, you'd end up in a crash because they wouldn't have time to slow down. That's what happened in this case.
Many people are going to head out in the waning days of summer to enjoy their motorcycles before cooler weather makes its appearance. All drivers on the roads need be prepared to give motorcyclists enough space, as well as the respect they deserve. Unfortunately, some drivers don't even appear to notice the bikers with whom they share the roads.
Motorcycle accidents are devastating to the victim, their families, witnesses and even the driver who struck them. The reality is that no one wants to see another person get hurt. Sadly, many drivers do not pay enough attention to the road and do cause accidents that result in serious injuries or the deaths of motorcyclists.