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The MAIDS Report on Motorcycle Accidents

People rely on many different modes of transportation to get from place to place. Whether it is going to work, attending school, or running errands around town, it is vital for everyone to get from place to place safely. While many people rely on cars to do this, some choose to ride motorcycles. Whether it is a comfort issue, a cost issue, or simply a personal preference, bikes are common. Unfortunately, the same is true of motorcycle accidents. Furthermore, these collisions are more common than many people might think. According to statistics that have been published by the Insurance Information Institute (III):

Sacramento Common Motorcycle Accidents

Sacramento Common Motorcycle Accidents

Sacramento Common Motorcycle Accidents – There are different types of common motorcycle accidents, and being aware of what they are is one way to avoid them. Although motorists are urged to watch out for motorcycles on the road, motorcyclists carry the burden of staying safe when they are out and about riding their bike. Let’s take a look at some of Sacramento’s most common motorcycle accidents, and explore ways to avoid them.

Sacramento Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Sacramento Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Sacramento Motorcycle Lane Splitting – As local residents know, motorcycle lane splitting in Sacramento is legal, as it is throughout the rest of California. Since lane splitting has been around for about two years, safety guidelines have been issued by the California Highway Patrol that can help both motorcycle riders and vehicle drivers to make the roads safer for everyone.

Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycle Accident Causes – The world of motorcycles is an interesting place, and while watching people perform tricks, flips, and various entertainment stunts are exciting, there are also serious motorcycle accidents that can result from these tricks. Furthermore, motorcycle accidents often occur on the open road and may result in serious injuries. According to some of the statistics that have been published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NTHSA):

Motorcycle Accident Helmet Use 

Motorcycle Accident Helmet Use

Motorcycle Accident Helmet Use – There are many reasons why people ride motorcycles which include recreation, transportation, enjoyment, and comfort level. While motorcycles serve numerous purposes, they are also at high risk of causing injuries if someone is involved in an accident. According to statistics that have been published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Safety – When it comes to Sacramento motorcycle accident safety, riders are more than aware that riding a bike, although enjoyable and cost-saving, can be dangerous. Taking care to ride defensively can help, as well as educating drivers of motor vehicles. However, there are many other ways that a motorcyclist can improve their chances if they are involved in a collision, whether with a motorist or in a single-vehicle accident.

Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury

Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury

Sacramento Traumatic Motorcycle Accident Injury – Local motor vehicle crashes with bikers often end in a Sacramento traumatic motorcycle accident injury. The riders of motorcycles also die much more often in collisions with motor vehicles than those inside a car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the likelihood of a fatality to a motorcyclist who is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle is 27 times higher. This makes it important that both motorcycle riders and motorists use extra caution to avoid unnecessary injuries and deaths.

Motorcyclist Struck by Pickup in Sacramento

Motorcyclist Struck by Pickup in Sacramento

Motorcyclist Struck by Pickup in SacramentoA motorcyclist was struck by a pickup truck on southbound Watt Avenue and Wellington Drive in North Sacramento on August 21, which resulted in major injuries to the rider. According to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the pickup was making a right-hand turn when it struck the motorcycle.

Minimize Motorcycle Accidents at Bumps, Blind Spots and Intersections

Minimizing Motorcycle Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Heavy vehicles can at times push the tar up while traveling on a road, forming a single bump or multiple bumps in the middle of a traffic lane. This can lead to a dangerous situation for a motorcycle rider. The bumps can cause the mechanism of steering and suspension to behave adversely, while the handlebars may swing violently.

Tips to Increase Motorcycle Safety

Tips to Increase Motorcycle Safety

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle riders are familiar with the dangers of riding a bike in California. In 2016, there were 842,106 motorcycles registered in the state. However, there were also over 14.5 million motor vehicles registered as well. That makes the odds of a motorcyclist being in a collision with a motor vehicle much higher. A large part of the problem is visibility, and motorists who are in an accident frequently say they never saw the motorcycle. The following information offers ideas to help a motorcyclist stay safer and become more visible to drivers.