Motorcycle riding can be a great, fun, relaxing way to travel to work, school or to unwind after a hard day. Yet, no matter how fun it might be, it can also be dangerous. Massachusetts' motorists are unaware, negligent, or distracted far too often. Sometimes a failure to yield will cause a car to slam into a motorcycle, or cause a motorcyclist to slam into a car. In other instances, full-size vehicles will change lanes without seeing a motorcycle, causing a serious motorcycle accident.
Many of Massachusetts' residents ride motorcycles. They are an economical way to get to work and family gathering and a joyride can be relaxing. However, these vehicle's small size and lack of safety features makes them prone to injurious or even fatal accidents. Those who ride motorcycles should be aware of their legal rights so that, should they find themselves in such a situation, they know how to act to protect their interests and those of other motorcyclists on the road.
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to take in Massachusetts' landscape while relaxing and enjoying the weather. It can also be a cost-saving way to get around town and to commute to and from work. However, since motorcyclists are not surrounded by steel reinforcements and are not protected by airbags as are car and truck drivers, motorists must be careful to be aware of them and to avoid acting in a way that might cause a collision.
Coming out of winter, a time when very few, if any motorcycles on the road, motorists may neglect to be aware of motorcyclists. This can be a tragic, even fatal error. Those injured in a motorcycle accident may be left permanently disabled, unable to work, and unable to care for their family. Those who lose a loved one in a fatal motorcycle crash may be left with emotional devastation and without stable income. In both cases, the damages can be great.
As the arrival of spring brings warmer weather, many Massachusetts residents may hop on their motorcycles to go to work, school or to take a joy ride. Others even ride their motorcycle as a part of their job. Yet, the increase in the number of bikes on the road should bring about an increased awareness of their presence. Motorists who fail to notice motorcycles put riders at risk of suffering serious injuries that can lead to permanent disability or death.
Massachusetts drivers should be more aware of motorcyclists. Taking the extra moment to ensure a motorcycle is not coming before making a turn can save a life or at least prevent serious injuries. Yet, either because drivers do not see the motorcyclists or because they improperly gauge their oncoming speed, motorcycle accidents occur all the time.
Riding a motorcycle can be a fun, relaxing experience. The bike's small size, however, makes their riders susceptible to serious injuries or death when an accident occurs. When there is a failure to yield on the part of another driver, or a lack of motorcycle awareness, these incidents can happen in the blink of an eye. One of these tragic accidents occurred recently in Bridgewater, surely leaving a family and the community shocked.
The hot summer weather brings more and more motorcycle drivers to Massachusetts' roads. Even when they take every safety precaution, these drivers are especially vulnerable to suffering from catastrophic injuries and even death when a negligent driver crosses their path.