Unfortunately, most veteran motorcyclists can recall at least one or two close calls while riding in traffic. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are roughly 35 times more likely to be involved in a deadly accident while on the road that their counterparts riding in passenger vehicles.
To some extent, this thrill of living on the edge and relishing the excitement of every trip is what makes owning a motorcycle so much fun. Still, there is a fine line between a thrill and a life altering accident, and riders (especially those lacking experience) shouldn’t wait until they’ve had a near-collision to learn that certain situations on the road are more dangerous than others. Here are a few motorcycle accident traffic scenarios that arise often; by reading about them now, our lawyers hope this list of situations to avoid will help motorcyclists stay a little safer in the future.
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