As thrilling and freeing as it may be, let’s face it: Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Especially in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, where road rage seems to be at an all-time high. As a motorcyclist, you probably are aware that bikes also offer great tools to avoid crashing — incredibly powerful brakes, obstruction-free vision, excellent handling and tires that “grip”. Here’s how to use those tools to avoid one of these common motorcycle accidents.
A Car Turns Left In Front Of You
This is the most common motorcycle accident. Either the automobile fails to see you or misjudges your speed, turning in front of you at an intersection. Avoid it by being extra alert. Look for signs that could indicate someone may turn in front of you; i.e. a car is at an intersection waiting to turn, there’s a gap in traffic near an intersection, driveway or parking lot. In either situation, slow down, cover your brakes and get ready to take evasive action.