Drowsy driving is a serious issue in the United States, and it extends to motorcyclists. Drowsy riding can lead to mistakes, accidents, injuries and even fatalities.
Even in serious motorcycle accidents, many injuries will eventually heal. Broken bones mend themselves. Road rash fades away. Even brain injury symptoms can heal and improve over time, though they may not completely heal.
A driver stops at the end of a road as you approach on your motorcycle, heading down the cross street. You don't have a stop sign, but they do. You see the driver look in your direction. Then, even though they just looked at you, they pull out into the road.
Drivers in Colorado would probably tell you winter is the most hazardous month, as snowdrifts and iced roads can cause slippery dangers whether they are expected or not. For motorcyclists, however, the warmer months are often trouble because few bikers brave frozen roads. The rush to the road in good weather can increase the chances of a collision with a car.
New motorcycle riders tend to look all over the place. They watch other traffic. They read billboards. They look down side streets. They watch oncoming cars. They check their mirrors. They look at people, shops, cars, homes and anything else lining the road.
A brain injury is a serious risk if you get involved in a motorcycle accident. Even with a helmet on, the crash could still result in a hard hit to the head. No matter how extensive, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a lasting impact on your life.
One of the first pieces of advice people will give you if you decide to ride a motorcycle is this: Always wear your helmet. No matter how far you're going, no matter what state you're in, and no matter how safe you feel. Always wear it.
One of the most common types of motorcycle crashes happens when a vehicle turns left across your path. This can happen due to a combination of factors, primarily relating to (1) the small size and lack of visibility of a motorcycle and (2) the fact that many motorists are distracted and not paying attention to traffic around them.
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Take a few seconds next time you're driving to look around at the other motorists on the road. Where are their eyes? Are they watching the road or are they watching their cellphones? Chances are you'll see quite a few of them with their noses buried in an electronic device. Sure they're looking up to see what's going on quite a bit, but every second they spend looking at their smartphones is a second they're not paying attention.