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Tips for avoiding common motorcycle accidents

Do you love taking the bike for a ride? We know it's quite cold right now in the Northeast but we still see motorcycles on the roads of Morristown, especially in the afternoon. Riding a motorcycle doesn't have to be just a warm weather hobby. In fact, many riders enjoy their bikes throughout the year, especially when they have the right apparel to protect them.

One of the most common motorcycle accidents occurs when a vehicle makes a left turn in front of your bike. This happens because the driver does not see you, is driving too fast for the road or conditions, or misjudges your speed or location on the road. The best way to avoid this accident is to anticipate it as much as humanly possible. You need to become the best defensive driver on the road when on a motorcycle.

Another common motorcycle accident occurs when a vehicle hits you from behind while stopped at an intersection. The only way to avoid this from happening is to create a buffer zone between you and vehicles approaching from behind. If there is a vehicle already stopped at the intersection, give the driver a friendly wave and position your bike in front of their car. This creates the necessary buffer zone to avoid an accident.

A third type of motorcycle accident occurs when a vehicle changes lanes into you. At times this is completely unavoidable. You can try to prevent such an accident though. Know the blind spots of other vehicles and remain outside of them as much as possible.

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Morristown? You should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after seeking medical care to discuss your situation.

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