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4 Ways to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

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Oftentimes, a person will choose to buy and ride a motorcycle as a main source of transportation for reasons such as speed, maneuverability, and gas-efficiency. To ensure safety to yourself and other motorists around you, consider the 4 ways you may be able to avoid a motorcycle accident.

1.Don’t split lanes.

When rush-hour beings, traffic backs up. It can take many vehicles twice as long, or longer, to get from place to place during these times, especially in cities. As a result, motorcycles will choose to split the lanes, also known as sharing the lanes. This is when motorcyclists ride between the lanes of other vehicles in order to get past traffic. However, this can be extremely dangerous for motorcyclists since many other drivers are not particularly looking for these smaller vehicles. Some motorists might make quick lane changes without noticing a motorcyclist approaching.

2.Don’t ride in a large vehicle’s blind spot.

It is easy for any motorist to lose track of the smaller details when commuting from one place to another. However, when riding a motorcycle, it is important to keep even the smallest details in mind, especially when riding near much larger vehicles such as big-rig trucks and buses. Due to the size of such vehicles, a driver can overlook various blind spots. In order to remain as safe as possible, it is important to refrain from traveling in those blind spot areas for a long period. Of course, completely abstaining from riding in a vehicle’s blind spot is impossible, but a motorcyclist should avoid that area as much as possible since it creates a greater danger.

3.Don’t weave in and out of traffic.

Because a motorcycle is a much smaller vehicle, it may be tempting for motorcyclists to weave in and out of traffic in order to get to places faster. However, this creates a danger since many larger motorists are not on the lookout for smaller vehicles. Rather, motorcyclists should use the appropriate turn signals when changing lanes so that other surrounding motorists are aware of the motorcyclist’s transitions.

4.Avoid riding in hazardous weather conditions.

Driving in hazardous weather conditions such as rain and snow is dangerous for any type of motorist. However, since motorcycles are amongst the lightest and smallest vehicles, hazardous weather creates even greater risks for those vehicles. Slick road condition and debris in the road pose serious risks to motorcyclists that may not be as dangerous to motorists in larger vehicles.

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