Posted on Motorcycle-accidents.com are many statistics relating to motorcycle accidents. These statistics are the result of a study done by the University of Southern California in which they investigated 900 motorcycle accidents. Knowing these facts can help improve your safety on a motorcycle. Here are some of the findings:
In the multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents.
The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of the other vehicle involved in a collision with the motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.
Deliberate hostile action by a motorist against a motorcycle rider is a rare accident cause.
The most frequent accident configuration is the motorcycle proceeding straight then the automobile makes a left turn in front of the oncoming motorcycle.
Intersections are the most likely place for the motorcycle accident, with the other vehicle violating the motorcycle right-of-way, and often violating traffic controls.
Weather is not a factor in 98% of motorcycle accidents.
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