No matter what you might think about motorcycles, they are on the roads again in great numbers. Understanding the top causes of motorcycle wrecks can help drivers of other vehicles become more alert and help to prevent motorcycle crashes.
When a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the outcome is often tragic. Motorcyclists do not have the protection of metal surrounding them. There is nothing to prevent them from being thrown from a bike. When they hit the ground, they hit hard, and it hurts. Motorcycles are smaller than cars, and are more difficult to see.
It’s spring. Motorcycle owners who put their bikes away for the winter are tuning engines and heading for the open road. Other drivers do well to look and listen a little bit longer to prevent a wreck involving a motorcycle. [Read more…]