Common Motorcycle Accidents and How to Avoid Them
Obviously, riding a motorcycle is dangerous. There are undeniably several accidents in the road. It would be better that a driver would be educated in order to prevent these accidents. Safety gears are very important to wear during rides but it does not mean that you can prevent accidents only by wearing those safety gears. For you to be seen on the road, you can wear jacket or helmet with bright colors aside from wearing the gloves and the knee pads. Here are some common crashes on the road and its ways on how to prevent them.
1. A car suddenly turns left in front
The car has probably did not notice you coming and turned left causing you to crash to the car. The driver must have been inattentive and distracted. As a driver of the motorcycle, you should be aware of the intersections, parking lots and driveway that is a possible turning lane of a car to prevent such accident. If you see these turning lanes, you must slowdown.
2. You have hit gravel in a blind corner
It is a common accident in which a driver hit a gravel in a blind corner because ther was no warning. To avoid such accident, do not try hitting the thing in the first place. Increase your speed away from the thing once you see it.
3. When A Car change its Lane into you
You must know the blind spots of the road to avoid this kind of accident, since a car might have not seen you in the road. Make sure that you are easily seen by the cars. You also need to stay attentive to their signal lights and change in their wheels for you to know their directions. When you are in a traffic make sure that you are on the side where they do not want to be there.
4. Car Hitting You at the Back
A sudden stop on the road can be a reason to this kind of accident. A simple wave can send signal to the cars following you from behind if ever you need to suddenly stop because you need to avoid something. You also stop to the side of the road and not just at the center.
5. Stupid Co-Riders
There are riding etiquette that your co-riders should know before starting the rides to avoid hitting each other. Education can help the riders increase their awareness and they will know exactly what to do.
These are just some tips to how to avoid some motorcycle accidents in the road. Be safe on the road always.