When we discuss motorcycle accidents on this blog, ordinarily we stick to accidents here in Indiana. Certainly, our state has more than enough motorcycle accidents of its own, without having to look elsewhere for stories. However, a recent incident in another state was so outrageous and tragic that it is worth serious consideration.
Every good motorcyclist understands the risks they face, and exercises caution when on the road. They watch the road ahead of them, signal their turns, wear helmets and take other actions to protect themselves. Unfortunately, there's only so much a motorcyclist can do to protect against other vehicles on the road.
With warm weather now sticking around in Indiana and other states across the nation, more motorcyclists can be observed on the roadways. While this means more bikers out enjoying the outdoors and open road, it also means more chances for motorcycle accidents. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other motorists failing to see these smaller vehicles traveling by them.
Spring has sprung which means drivers will begin seeing an increased number of motorcyclists on the highways. As is the case almost every year, we are already finding reports of accidents involving motorcycles. On Wednesday, April 3rd, one took place on the Lloyd Expressway westbound, near Highway 41, at approximately 8:30 a.m.
Motorists driving other vehicles have just as much responsibility in keeping motorcycle riders safe as the motorcyclists do themselves. With springtime just around the corner, the number of motorcycles on Indiana roads will increase substantially, making this the perfect time to review some safety measures that can be taken by both parties.
Motorcycling is liberating and exciting, but riding comes at the cost of having the highest risk of injury among all vehicle users in this country. A recent National Transportation Safety Board report analyzed the most recent data and reported on the greatest risks associated with motorcycle accidents.
It's true that motorcyclists can be partially, or fully, to blame when it comes to injuries. However, this is not true of all motorcycle accident injuries. Oftentimes, another driver's negligence plays a role in how a motorcyclist became injured in a crash. If you are wondering what led to your own or a loved one's motorcycle accident injuries, you can seek answers.
Any motorcyclist in the Evansville area knows that one of the biggest dangers to him or her is an inattentive driver.
There may be many causes of accidents involving motorcycles, such as another reckless or inattentive driver. Defective equipment can also cause injuries.