Most Common Hazards to Motorcyclists
Understanding the Road Dangers Motorcyclists Face
While going out for a leisurely motorcycle ride can be liberating and fun, sadly, motorcyclists face some severe dangers in exchange for a relaxing experience. Knowing this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your ride. It just means that motorcyclists need to take extra precautions and ride defensively to reduce the risk of being involved in a motorcycle crash. Here are the most common dangers to watch out for.
Rough and Bumpy Roads
From gravel on pavement and potholes to rough and bumpy road surfaces, it can be easy for a vehicle with only two wheels to lose control and crash. Not only should riders look ahead for potholes and other impending dangers, assessing how to continue the ride is vital. If you see rough terrain or an edge break (when two traffic lanes are at different heights) ahead, slow down and proceed with caution.
Wet, oily, or slippery roads are a recipe for a motorcycle crash. When possible, leave motorcycle rides for sunnier days, and avoid going out in rainy weather that causes slippery road conditions. Keep your eyes peeled for slick and oily spots ahead.
It’s not uncommon for animals to get in the way of traffic. However, when they suddenly dart out of nowhere, it can cause a crash. When traveling through areas known to have a more dense population of wild animals, remember to be on the lookout for them to avoid a collision.
Debris in the Road
You’ve probably seen tire parts, branches, rocks, and other types of debris strewn about on roadways. While Missouri roads are kept relatively clean, road debris is particularly hazardous for motorcycle riders than other motorists. Not only can debris cause a crash, but if an object strikes a rider, it can cause a severe injury.
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