The implications of that are flatly alarming, and tragically play out often in deadly ways.
Motorcyclists themselves are sometimes primarily responsible for motor vehicle accidents occurring on roads ranging from local streets to busy interstates. At the very outset, maneuvering safely on a bike takes time and effort to learn. Some riders are impatient and inexperienced.
Myriad research sources suggest, though, that negligent driving behaviors of other motorists far more often serve as crash catalysts in bike-linked accidents. One of them states that, “About 67% of multiple-vehicle accidents occur when the other driver violates the biker’s right-of-way.”
We will have more to say about motorcycles – crash causes, injuries and remedies – in an upcoming blog post.