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Assessing how additional training may reduce motorcycle accidents

Riding a motorcycle is a welcomed thrill and enjoyment for many people in California. It is also an activity that comes with a significant risk especially if riders do not take adequate caution in protecting their safety and well-being. Motorcyclists who prioritize their safety and are well-versed in the operation of their bike may be much less likely to be involved in a fatal collision resulting from their own actions. 

Motorcycle accident statistics indicate licensing issues

California roads often include a mix of motorcycles, trucks and passenger cars, but accidents may affect motorcyclists, drivers and passengers very differently. In many cases, motorcycle riders involved in accidents have improper licenses and/or driving records with traffic convictions. Ensuring motorcyclists receive adequate training and meet state licensing requirements may help reduce the risk of accidents.

Dangers motorcyclists face

Riding a motorcycle in California can be risky, as there are dangers that motorcyclists face that other vehicle operators do not. Distracted driving by motorists is part of the cause, as is the fact motorcycles are more difficult to see. Both drivers and riders need to pay more attention so that everyone remains safe.

How to handle lane splitting

Drivers who live in California may be used to driving among motorcycles, and there is a technique motorcyclists practice that drivers should be aware of. Lane splitting is when a motorcycle rides between two vehicles. While this may seem illegal, it is actually legal in the state, and studies show it is safe as long as riders do it correctly. Both drivers and motorcycle operators should understand how to share the road safely together.

Wearing the right protective motorcycle gear in California

Especially when traveling on the crowded streets and highways throughout the state of California, riding motorcycles offers people greater agility and maneuverability on the roads. Unfortunately, however, due to their smaller size, these vehicles do not provide the same exterior protections from collisions that other automobiles boast. Therefore, it is key for motorcycle operators to wear the appropriate gear when riding to help protect themselves from serious injuries.

The dangers of intersections for motorcyclists

Improving your awareness while riding a motorcycle can help prevent a devastating auto crash. One of the ways you as a bike rider can sharpen your perceptions of your surroundings is to know where a motorcycle may run into trouble on an Orange County road. According to Motorcyclist Online, a study that examined the data of motorcyclists found that intersections are one area of trouble for motorcycles. If bike riders are not careful, riding into an intersection can be bad news.

Motorcycle safety during the fall months

For some motorcyclists, the end of summer means that it is time to put the motorcycle away for the year. For others, fall represents the best time of year to take to the road. If you plan on riding your motorcycle during the fall, it is crucial to keep safety in mind at all times and do what you can to lower the chances of an accident. There are many hazards during this time of year that you should watch out for and a number of ways you can keep yourself safer.

Are motorcyclists more likely to pass away in a crash?

Everyone who travels in any type of vehicle faces a number of risks and may find their lives completely upended following a traffic collision. However, some people may be especially vulnerable with respect to some of the traffic collision consequences, such as the loss of life and devastating injuries. Those who ride a motorcycle, for example, are more exposed in comparison to those driving a large truck or a small car. Moreover, when they are involved in a collision, they may be more likely to lose their lives.

Inexperienced motorcyclists and traffic accidents

Each day, motorcyclists are struck by reckless drivers who fail to drive sober, do not pay attention to the road or exhibit some other example of negligent driving. These collisions can be particularly devastating for motorcyclists, who are especially likely to become injured or lose their lives in a collision. On the other hand, some motorcycle accidents are caused by inexperienced motorcyclists, who may not have very much familiarity with riding a motorcycle. Inexperienced motorcyclists may collide with a vehicle or with another motorcyclist, which highlights how crucial it is for motorcyclists to have the experience they need to ride safely.

Can poor road maintenance cause a motorcycle crash?

Motorcyclists face many threats on roadways across the country, especially when it comes to reckless drivers such as those who are drunk, distracted or fail to pay attention to other people on the road. However, there are other reasons why a motorcyclist may be involved in a crash, such as poor road maintenance. If you ride a motorcycle, it is important to be aware of these potential risk factors whenever you take to the road.

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