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What are some summertime hazards for motorcyclists?

On Behalf of | May 6, 2024 | motorcycle accidents

Motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of riding on the open road, but the lack of a frame around them and the fact that the motorcycle is balanced on two wheels present some dangers for them. There are several hazards that they have to face during the summer months. 

The traffic on the roads, which usually increases in nice weather, is one of these hazards. All motorists should watch out for motorcyclists, but many don’t do this. Motorcyclists are at an increased risk of being struck near intersections because there are so many obstacles that are near these areas.

Other hazards motorcyclists face

Grass clippings are a primary concern because they can lead to motorcyclists losing control of their motorcycles. These grass clippings can become as slick as ice if they get damp. The clippings can affect traction on the road, which can be disastrous. If a motorcyclist swerves to try to avoid the clippings, they may accidentally move into another traffic lane and get struck. 

Animals are another hazard, particularly from dusk to dawn. Wildlife can cross the road in some areas. A motorcyclist versus wildlife crash, such as one involving a deer, can be catastrophic. 

If a motorcyclist is involved in a crash that was the result of a negligent party, they may opt to pursue a compensation claim. The time to do this is limited by law, so it behooves them to discuss their situation with someone familiar with these matters. This may help them to learn their options and get their case moving forward.