Although motorcycle accidents are not more frequent than accidents involving any other type of vehicle, they are more likely to result in severe or fatal injuries. That’s because riders are not protected by a vehicle cabin. In 2015 alone, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured. Here are several common causes of motorcycle accidents and how to handle them legally.
Bikes can go between vehicles occupying two different lanes that are stopped. This is known as lane-splitting and it’s a great tactic if you’re in a hurry. It can also be very dangerous because of how close vehicles are to your motorcycle and the fact that other drivers don’t expect you to pass by. They may try to pull into another lane, for example, while you drive by thinking the path is clear. Your ride may be damaged and you can be injured if a driver or a passenger opens a car door as you are passing through. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2ouwTVI