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3 reasons motorcyclists face danger in the spring

Every spring, motorcyclists begin driving again. While some still head out in the winter months, the warm weather makes it far more likely for motorcyclists to hit the road come springtime. Unfortunately, any rider who has ridden for more than a season knows that there are many dangers that await on spring roads. That’s why it’s important to know the risks of riding in the spring, so you can avoid a serious collision. 

1. Poor road conditions

One of the first things that affects motorcyclists in the spring is the road conditions. In the winter, snow and ice, changing temperatures, heavy rains and other factors may have damaged the roads where you plan to travel. This damage could be marked with potholes or cracks in the roadway, loose gravel or other hazards. When it rains or is extremely windy, you also face a risk of being impacted by debris and flooding.

Avoiding those conditions may not be possible, so remember that slowing down may help. If the weather is expected to be poor, consider waiting to ride until it gets better. When you’re on the roads, stay alert and be prepared for drivers who may not see you coming. In certain weather conditions, your visibility is lower, and that means other drivers have lower visibility, too.

2. Dangerous drivers

Drivers are dangerous at all times of the year, but spring is particularly dangerous since motorcyclists have been less common in the last few months. As temperatures warm up and more motorcyclists are on the road, there’s potential for negligent or distracted drivers to cause accidents.

One of the most common accidents occurs when a driver pulls out from the right and turns left in front of a motorcyclist. This causes a head-on crash that has the potential to kill. How can you avoid it? If you see a driver ahead who appears not to notice you, make noise, wave and make yourself stand out. Slow down. It’s better to come to a stop than to get hit by a driver who wasn’t paying attention.

3. Distractions

For motorcyclists and drivers, distractions cause accidents. Whether it’s suddenly changing weather conditions or looking down to change the radio station, distractions pose a real threat to everyone on the road. Stay focused on the road when you ride, so you can keep track of nonverbal cues that other drivers may cross into your lane or stop suddenly. Be aware of your surroundings, so you can take evasive action.
These are a few reasons why motorcyclists face the risk of accidents in the spring. If you’re hit by a negligent or distracted driver, you have the right to pursue a claim for damages and injuries.

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