North Carolina residents enjoy weather that allows them to ride their motorcycles almost year-round. Many people own a motorcycle and enjoy riding it to work or for pleasure. Most of the time they are able to safely share the road with cars and trucks, but, occasionally, a motorcycle accident occurs that causes serious injuries.
There are many motorcycle owners in the Cary area. Most drivers understand the importance of watching for motorcycles when they are on the road. But, a motorcycle accident often has serious injuries that can require extensive medical treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One woman died following a serious motorcycle accident on a stretch of Interstate 40, the major North Carolina highway that connects Durham to Cary and Raleigh.