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Most common motorcycle accidents

| Jun 15, 2020 | Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle can be a dangerous activity and there are many ways that accidents can be prevented. For one, these types of accidents are not only very common but also incredibly risky, given the nature of the vehicle. It is important for motorcyclists to understand what are the most common types of accidents that they can encounter on the road and what they can do to prevent them.

Types of accidents

The most common one is head-on collisions, which make up 56% of motorcycle accident deaths. Studies show that, 78% of the time, motorcycles are usually struck from the front, which leads to a greater degree of fatalities in motorcyclists. Another common type of accident happens when cars make left-hand turn, which make up of 42% of all types of road accidents. Lane splitting is also a very common type of accident and it happens when a motorcycle is driving between two lanes. Another type of accident is when a motorcycle is speeding or under the influence of a toxic substance. Speeding has caused several of road accidents and motorcycles are not exempt from it, given its severity. Many accidents also occur when a motorcycle collides against fixed objects or when there are road hazards that cannot be easily avoided.

Wear a helmet

A lot can be done to prevent accidents from happening and wearing a helmet is one of the top safety measures that can be taken. Wearing a helmet can help keep the driver safe when on the road. However, it is important to know that not all helmets are properly designed. There are federal safety standards that regulate the amount of force that should be absorbed by helmets when they come under impact. If a helmet does not fit under these regulations, then they should be avoided at all costs.

 

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