Causes of Motorcycle AccidentsNo matter how safe riders are on their motorcycles, there are still many factors that can lead to accidents, such as:
- Inattentive Drivers The low profiles of motorcycles compared to cars and trucks makes them more difficult for many drivers to see—especially those who aren’t paying close attention to their surroundings. Each year, thousands of motorcycle accidents are caused in California by drivers turning in front of motorcycles because they don’t see them.
- Road Hazards State and local governments are responsible for keeping roadways in good condition and free from hazards like potholes and loose asphalt or gravel, which can be dangerous for riders.
- Poor Communication Riders often travel together in groups, but these groups must practice good communication to prevent riders from colliding or moving into other riders’ lanes of travel.