The most common dangers of motorcycling

This winter season may be a long one, but motorcycle enthusiasts across Tennessee are eagerly awaiting fresh spring air and long, open roads. Even though the pure joy of riding outweighs the risks, many riders have faced tough times after an accident. Fortunately, state law protects motorcyclists from distracted and dangerous drivers, but there are other hazards to watch out for.

One common misconception surrounding motorcyle riding is that the hobby primarily concerns risk-taking and irresponsible driving; however, a large number of fatal accidents are at the hands of motorists who are simply oblivious to their surroundings. Motorcycle enthusiast resource RideApart recognizes the inherent dangers of motorcycle riding, but also highlights other common safety hazards: 

  • Distracted drivers
  • Gravel in blind corners
  • Cars changing lanes
  • Slippery terrain
  • Alcohol and drugs

While alcohol can be a deadly mix in any activity, RideApart points out that poor judgement on behalf of motorists is the most common cause of accidents. This risk is the primary reason many motorcyclists develop what RideApart calls a "sixth sense," or a keen awareness of surroundings at all times. Powerful braking systems and grippy tires are other components of a motorcycle that can become crucial elements in keeping a rider safe.

When it comes to utmost safety practices, Tennessee Traffic Safety outlines the law. First and foremost, all riders in the state must wear safety helmets. Unlike laws surrounding motor vehicles, state law enforces motorcyclists to use headlights during the day, as well as wear eye protection at all times. Although lane-splitting is legal in California, Tennessee prohibits such actions, and requires that both left and right mirrors are also used. There are other general guidelines listed on the Traffic Safety's website that all motorcyclists in the state must follow.     

 

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