Now that the warm weather is here to stay, it is important that drivers remain more attentive. Not only are roads filled with increasing travel during holidays and for vacation travel, more and more motorcycles are ridden as a primary vehicle or for enjoyment. These small vehicles can easily be missed. If motorists are not on the lookout for bikers, it is very easy to maneuver a vehicle into their path, causing a serious motorcycle crash.
Why do motorcycle accidents occur? There are many reasons why these types of crashes could occur. However, an increasing concern is that crashes involving motorcyclists are due to motorists not checking their mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes or making a turn. Motorcycle awareness is important, and the failure to check one’s surroundings is a major cause of motorcycle crashes.
Thus, the initiative to check twice was established. While checking blind spots and mirrors twice works to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes, there is another growing concern, which is distracted driving. This is the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents across the nation, costing nearly 3,500 people their lives each year.
Keeping eyes on the road and taking the time to check one’s surroundings is essential in reducing motorcycle crashes. While these efforts do help, the unfortunate reality is that these types of crashes still occur. Victims of a motorcycle crash should take the time to understand what caused the crash. If another motorist was negligent, this could help them in a legal action to hold them liable. A personal injury claim could also help with the recovery of compensation, which could be used to cover medical bills, lost wages and other damages.