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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Motorcycle accident injuries are often very serious

There are many people who own motorcycles in the Cary area. Motorcycle riders love the freedom, fun and excitement these vehicles provide. But, for those individuals who are involved in a motorcycle accident, these vehicles can also cause a person to suffer from serious injuries.

Motorcyclist killed in Fayetteville; driver charged

Most Cary drivers know how important it is to always be aware of motorcycles while driving. Motorcycle accidents are often serious because of the way motorcycle drivers are exposed to the elements and other drivers. A fatal motorcycle accident recently occurred in Fayetteville.

Motorcycle accident victims need help recovering from injuries

A previous post on this blog reminded Cary, North Carolina, residents to be on the lookout for motorcycles on the area's roads as the weather warms up during the spring months. Unfortunately, although it is a relatively simple thing to watch out for motorcycles, many North Carolina motorists will forget to do so and thereby cause an accident.

Motorcycle season is on the horizon - stay alert

With the warmer weather of March soon arriving in the Cary, North Carolina, area, motorists need to remind themselves to be on the alert for motorcycles on the area's roads. After all, a motorcycle accident involving a larger vehicle can easily, and often does, leave a motorcyclist seriously injured or even dead. It is therefore important at this time of the year for other driver to refresh themselves on some important safety tips for sharing the road with motorcycles.

Number of motorcycle injuries down; fatalities up

According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of people injured in a motorcycle accident during 2015 dropped by a little over 4 percent, down to 88,000 injuries from 92,000 injuries in 2014.

Helping victims of motorcycles accidents find their way

Many people in Cary, North Carolina, who have heard the sometimes repeated warnings about watching out for motorcyclists on the road. Nevertheless, there are always going to be some drivers on the North Carolina highways and other roads who, for whatever reason, simply are not paying enough attention to notice and be mindful of the motorcyclists on the road.

Less common tips for avoiding motorcycle accidents

As previous posts have noted, perhaps the most common tips for how a North Carolina driver can avoid a collision with a motorcycle are to keep a safe following distance, about 3 or 4 seconds, and to keep a special eye out for motorcyclists since they are more difficult to see, particularly when they are in a car's blind spots. While an inadvertent failure to yield is a common cause of a bike crash, there are other things about which drivers in the Raleigh area need to know in order to stay safe around motorcycles.

Tips for beginning motorcyclists to avoid motorcycle accidents

Just as in the case of learning to drive a car, a resident of Cary, North Carolina, who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle may at first not know much about how exactly to use the bike safely. For such people, there are several basic pointers that may reduce the possibility of a motorcycle accident.