Motorcycle accidents

Bikers thank you for looking.

What’s the single most dangerous situation for motorcyclists? Cars making left-hand turns. This accounts for 42 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle and car. Usually, the turning car strikes a motorcycle going straight through an intersection, passing the car or trying to overtake the car. The motorcycle’s smaller size makes it less visible to the driver of the turning vehicle.

Motorcycle accidents don’t necessarily happen more frequently than other types of accidents. But they’re more likely to result in serious injury or death.

Being a defensive driver means looking out for motorcyclists — and all vehicles.

That’s smart safety!

For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.