Reasons For Motorcycle Accidents

Reasons For Motorcycle Accidents

The causes of many motorcycle accidents can be attributed to the following:

  • Lack of basic riding skills
  • Failure to appreciate the inherent operating characteristics
  • Failure to appreciate the limitations of the motorcycle
  • Failure to use special precautions while riding
  • Failure to use defensive driving techniques
  • Lack of specific braking and cornering skills
  • Failure to follow speed limits

A motorcycle should be selected for comfortable fit and functional requirements:

  • Select a motorcycle that fits. A motorcyclist should be able to touch the ground with both feet when astride the vehicle.
  • If you will be carrying a passenger, make sure the motorcycle you select has a passenger seat as well as foot rests (foot pegs) for the passenger
  • Check the location of the controls. Make sure you can reach and operate them easily and with comfort.