Now, the answer to it was not surprising to me, but I think it may be surprising to you, and hopefully, it creates a reminder for you to be as vigilant as possible.
As we all know, we are the ones that have to protect ourselves to make sure we aren’t in an accident.
We cannot trust the other drivers to be paying attention, or that they’re going to see us coming.
What Is The Number One Cause Of Motorcycle Accidents?
The single most significant and frequent maneuver, with this being a factor in 42% of all motorcycle accidents, are caused by this one maneuver by an at-fault driver.
Now, I want you to try to guess, but here are the categories that it could be:
1.) head on collision
2.) rear-end collision
3.) debris in a roadway causing the biker to lose control
4.) left-hand turn in front of or into a motorcycle, or
5.) a right-hand turn into or in front of a motorcycle, running red lights, alcohol and speeding.
Which of those do you think accounts for 42% of all motorcycle accidents?
The answer is a left-hand turn by the motorist into or in front of the motorcycle, and this is often caused because they’re not paying enough attention, and they don’t see the motorcycle for some reason.
In my home county of Forsyth County, Georgia, we’ve had two fatalities where the motorcycle rider has lost their lives with the left-hand turn in front of, causing the motorcycle to run into the vehicle at the last minute.
Where Do These Accidents Occur And How Can An Attorney Help?
These are happening at intersections, but not just intersections with a light, they’re also happening on side roads where someone’s waiting to turn across the lane onto another side road in, and amongst our counties here in the metro area.
Please be very careful as you’re approaching a vehicle you see waiting to make a left-hand turn, do not trust that they aren’t going to go ahead, and go and haven’t seen you coming.
It’s a huge thing going on right now and it’s a great way for us to protect ourselves which again we know, we’ve got to do because we can’t trust the other vehicle drivers to do that for us.
Stay safe out there, if you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email, I’d be happy to talk with you.