“Motorcycling is one of the well-loved hobbies by a lot of people. Nothing can beat the fun and excitement of being on the road. But at the same time, motorcycles also caused quite a number of accidents on the road. Riding a motorcycle is more risky than a car because of its size and speed.
What are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents?
Speeding and reckless driving- are common causes of motorcycle accidents. Riders drive on high speed or drive aggressively, and this is the reason why it’s late for them to notice some obstacles and curves in the road. Too late also for them to maneuver or control the bike to a stop.
Alcohol and Drug intoxication- is the cause of fatal motorcycle accidents particularly at night. Most riders in spirit of alcohol and drugs can’t control the bike and end up hitting someone or something on the road. They have slow response or reflex or can’t make the right last minute decisions. Drunken riders sometimes forget to wear a safety gear especially the helmet. And some of them think that they own the road and worst is they didn’t know what they are doing.
Making left turns- some road accidents happen when a bike or another vehicle especially cars make a left turns. Some of these case drivers fail to see the motorcycles turn signal when it is turning left. Even if they look at the mirrors before turning, a bike is hard to see and might be in the driver’s blind spot.
Motorcycle drivers facing a hazardous road- bikes is more in danger from road hazards, including potholes, dead animals, slippery roads, uneven pavements. This happen because motorcycle is smaller size than other four wheel vehicles.
Collision between car and motorcycle- some road accidents happen because cars and truck drivers didn’t see a motorcycle because they are hidden in blind spots or just because motorcycle is harder to notice at night or in poor weather condition.
These are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. These can be reduced by educating all drivers and let them know the law of the road. Protection is also very important. Riders must wear the right motorcycle safety gear.”