Sharing the road with motorcycles is becoming more common during these spring days. More than half of all motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. In most of these crashes it is the driver of the car or truck that is at fault. Motorcycles are not equipped with a protective structure around them, or with airbags. If they are hit by a car or truck, they go down, often with serious injuries. Drivers of cars and trucks have a responsibility to motorcyclists.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that in 2013, 44 percent of motorcycle crashes involving a car occurred when a car was trying to turn left while the motorcycle went straight. [Read more…]