Riding a motorcycle in California can be very dangerous, even for the most experienced of riders. There are ways to increase your safety and lessen the chances of being involved in the most common motorcycle accidents. We will discuss those methods in today’s post so you can properly prepare for your next ride.
Quite possibly the most common type of motorcycle accident is when a vehicle turns left in front of your bike. This seems like it shouldn’t be a common accident since the driver should be able to see you. But, it happens often because drivers tend to underestimate your distance from the intersection or they don’t even see you. You can prevent this by slowing up at intersections and making eye contact with oncoming drivers.
It’s quite common for other drivers to slam into motorcycles from behind. If you are at an intersection behind a single car, with more approaching from behind, move in front of the car ahead of you and wave nicely. Hopefully, the driver will understand you are simply trying to protect yourself at the light.
Road hazards, such as potholes and debris, can wreak havoc on motorcycles. The only way to avoid these issues is to be alert. You must scan as far in front of you as possible. Be on the lookout for potholes no matter where you drive. Hitting one could throw you from your bike in an instant.
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