Common motorcycle dangers and how to avoid them

While riding a motorcycle does have dangerous implications – its design and mobility also provides the ability to avoid any pending accidents or obstructions on the road. Motorcycles’ tools come equipped with incredibly powerful brakes, obstruction-free vision, excellent handling and excellent grip-like tires.

All motorcycle drivers should understand the lay of the land and the safety equipment that is needed to ensure a safe experience – but many are unaware of the lurking dangers on the road and how best to solve them.

Here are some of the most common motorcycle dangers and how to be prepared for them.

What to do when a car turns left in front of you

This is one of the most common motorcycle accidents plaguing drivers today. A car fails to see you or judges your speed incorrectly, and they turn in front of you at an intersection. Part of your job as a motorcyclist is to develop an almost sixth sense and have a drivers intuition to know when to look for signs that could indicate someone may turn in front of you.

You hit gravel in a blind corner

Wiping out on a blind corner when gravel is tossed about is one of the most painful occurrences when driving a bike. You should ride at a pace where your reaction time and ability to take action and fits within your range of vision. Usually wipeouts like this occur when you hit a corner with too much speed. You can also use up the entire vision and scope of the lane width to gauge a better understanding of what’s ahead.

A car changes lanes into you

You’re riding in traffic when a car in another lane suddenly veers into the space you’re occupying. Motorcycles can easily fit into blind spots and drivers looking for cars aren’t psychologically programmed to see motorcycles. Be aware of where blind spots lie and spend as little time in them as possible. If you can see a drivers’ eyes in their mirrors - then they have the ability to see you too.

When a motorcycle accident occurs, the effects are often devastating for the motorcyclist. The lawyers at Harris law will investigate all the factors involved in your accident, and use these facts to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.