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Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Nov. 21, 2014

Motorcycle enthusiasts are often familiar that they face a higher risk of getting into a serious accident in New Jersey, but the reality is that many of these accidents are preventable. Implementing proper safety protocols can go a long way towards reducing the sad outcomes of motorcycle accidents, like critical injuries and even death.

The most common kind of motorcycle accident happens when a car in front of you turns left. This tends to happen because the car driver doesn’t see you or has inaccurately judged your traveling speed. One way to prevent motorcycle accidents in New Jersey and elsewhere as a bike rider is to always be aware of situations where the car in front of you is preparing for a left turn since this carries an inherent danger. Never speed, since this can give you limited opportunity to slow down and avoid an accident.

Another common cause of life-threatening motorcycle accidents in New Jersey happens when you hit gravel on a corner. The best way to prevent this from happening is to make sure that your speed and reaction time are lined up with the amount of vision you have ahead of the bike. Enter turns and corners slowly just in case there are obstacles there that can prevent you from traveling safely.

Finally, cars can change lanes in front of you without properly judging distance or seeing your bike at all. Motorcycles are known for fitting perfectly into blind spots. As a bike rider, it’s a good rule of thumb to assume they can see you when you can spot the driver’s eyes in the rearview mirror. Even when you take extra care and precaution, motorcycle accidents can still happen not only in New Jersey but across the country. Injuries and lost time at work may lead to an accident lawsuit so increasing precaution while on the road is goes a long way in avoiding these unfortunate consequences.

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