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Understanding the increase in motorcycle accidents

There are many concerns for safety on the roadways, and when drivers in Iowa travel, they should consider ways to keep themselves and others safe. Despite these efforts, some drivers are not able to avoid dangers on the road. For example, motorcyclists have limited available safety features. Even when they wear a helmet, serious and fatal injuries could occur in a motorcycle crash. Regardless of how careful the rider is, a negligent driver is often to blame for a fatal motorcycle crash.

Motorcyclist suffers head injury in Iowa crash with SUV

To some bikers, owning and riding a motorcycle is a serious hobby, which often includes long motorcycle rides with fellow bikers and motorcycle rallies. Whether it is a single rider or a group of bikers, drivers in Iowa will often encounter motorcycles on the roadways. This is especially true during the summer months. Although it is not a rare event that motorists will need to share the road with motorcyclists, drivers may fail to notice them. This could lead to a motorcycle crash seriously affecting those on the bike.

Fatal motorcycle crash in Iowa City

During the summer months, residents in Iowa often see an increase in motorcycles on the roadway. These small vehicles are able to maneuver quickly and could easily go undetected, due to the blind spots of larger vehicles. Whether it is during the daytime or nighttime hours, drivers should always be aware of their surroundings. That also means keeping an eye out for motorcyclists. Double-checking before making a turn or lane change could reduce the chances of a motorcycle accident.

Driver fails to stop and hits Iowa man on motorcycle

Traffic signs and signals are posted to help protect drivers and passengers on the roadways. If a driver fails to obey a sign, this could result in a collision. Whether it's a stop sign, stoplight or yielding to oncoming traffic, a driver could be found negligent if they fail to obey traffic laws. This could also lead to criminal penalties and civil liability for the driver at fault.

Automobile-motorcycle crash in Iowa kills one and injures two

As the weather continues to warm up, residents in Ohio notice more and more motorcycles on the roadway. Whether it is being used as a primary vehicle, for enjoyment or for long distance travel, motorcycles utilize various types of roads. These small vehicles could go unnoticed if a driver fails to observe their surroundings. Checking blind spots, mirrors and oncoming traffic is crucial, and when a driver is negligent or distracted, they could cause a motorcycle accident.

Two-motorcycle crash injures two Iowa men

Each year, as the weather starts to warms up, residents in Iowa see more and more motorcycles on the roadways. Although this is common during the warmer months, these small vehicles can still go unnoticed by larger vehicles. This is why it is crucial that drivers double-check and even triple-check their blind spots and mirrors before changing lanes or making a turn. If a driver fails to do so or is distracted or speeding, they could collide with a motorcyclist. Even if they are wearing a helmet and protective gear, a motorcycle accident often results in catastrophic injuries.

Motorcyclist pronounced dead in Iowa crash

As spring starts to bring more and more warm weather, residents of Iowa begin to see more and more motorcyclists on the roadways. Whether they are going out for a quick ride on a gorgeous day, are using it to travel to their destination or are going through the state as they travel across the nation, these small vehicles could include some serious risks. Unlike other automobiles, not many safety features exist. This means that if a motorcycle accident were to occur, a motorcyclist could easily be thrown from their bike, causing serious or even fatal injuries.

Motorcyclist injured in Iowa DUI crash

For some Iowa residents, the warm weather that spring brings also brings out motorcycles. These small vehicles are often driven for enjoyment. Although certain safety features such as a helmet are available, these vehicles do not offer the same level of safety as other automobiles do. This means that if a motorcycle crash were to occur, those traveling on the bike could become seriously injured. This is why it is important that other drivers are aware of their surroundings so they do not collide with a motorcycle traveling near them.

One killed and one injured in Iowa motorcycle accident

Motorcycles are not an uncommon sight on Iowa's roadways. This is most often observed during the warmer summer months because motorcyclists usually avoid traveling on these vehicles when it is cold outside. Not matter the weather or what time of year it is, motorcyclists should take precaution when riding. This is often accomplished by wearing a helmet and protective gear. Even when these are utilized, injuries and death could follow a motorcycle accident. This makes it especially important that other drivers are aware of these small vehicles on the road. Moreover, motorcyclists should practice safe driving such as not speeding, signaling turns and not traveling closely to other vehicles.

Two fatalities following Iowa motorcycle accident

The warm months often mean spending time outside for Iowa residents. It is also a time when drivers witness more motorcyclists on the road, which in turn also increases the risk for accidents. In part, that is because motorcycles can often go undetected due to the small size of the vehicle and its ability to hide in the blind spot of other vehicles, which makes it especially important for drivers to remain attentive and be on the lookout for all types of vehicles.

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