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Avoiding winter weather-related crashes in Colorado

When riding a motorcycle, you probably already know that certain times of the year are more hazardous than others. Winter riding, in particular, puts you at risk of being involved in a collision. If your wheels slide on ice or snow, you could crash. If another driver slides, he or she could hit you. Hidden potholes and other issues can also arise, leading to serious accidents.

Motorcyclists face numerous dangers on the roads

When you're a motorcyclist, one of the dangers on the roads is colliding with another driver. Drivers may not always see motorcyclists or may misjudge how close or far away they are. Since drivers are more likely to pull out in front of motorcyclists, it's a good idea to make yourself as visible as possible. This is why some people make their motorcycles louder or wear bright colors.

Why do motorcyclists end up in car crashes?

Why do motorcycle accidents happen? One common reason is because a driver turns left in front of the motorcyclist, cutting off his or her path. Here's an example. If a driver is pulling out of a parking lot into a two-lane street, he or she must cross one lane of travel to turn left. If he or she does not see the motorcyclist or fails to recognize how fast the motorcyclist is traveling, then there is the potential for that individual to cut off the motorcyclist's path and cause a head-on collision.

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