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Most common types of motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them

On Behalf of | Mar 17, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Riding a motorcycle on Georgia roads can put you at risk of serious motorcycle accidents. The following are the most common types of crashes, but you can avoid them.

Left-turn accidents

Left-hand turns by cars are very common reasons for motorcycle accidents. If the car makes a turn while the motorcycle is going forward, it can result in a serious collision. To avoid this type of accident, you have to be cautious, follow the rules of the road and anticipate that a car is not going to give you the right of way.

Lane switching accidents

You might end up in a motorcycle accident with a car if you make the mistake of switching lanes at the wrong time. Never pass another vehicle from the right. You should also ensure that your motorcycle is visible in the mirrors of the vehicle ahead of you. If you can’t see the driver, they cannot see you either. Avoid vehicles’ blind spots before switching lanes.

Dooring accidents

Dooring accidents are common with motorcycles and bicycles. They happen when the door of a parked car is suddenly opened and you have no time to stop to avoid colliding into the door. Be aware of parked cars and try to ride away from them. Be on the alert at all times. Unfortunately, you can’t always tell when a door is about to suddenly open.

Lane splitting accidents

Motorcycles are known for lane splitting, which occurs when the rider travels between two lanes. While this is common, it can also be dangerous and lead to an accident due to the limited space to maneuver your motorcycle. Avoid this practice to stay safer.

When you take extra precautions to ride more safely, you can better avoid getting into a motorcycle accident. Drivers are less likely to see motorcycles and maneuver around them, so you need to be cautious and drive defensively.

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