You can’t control other drivers, but you can control where you ride. According to an article on www.rideapart.com, there are a few spots on the road that motorcyclists should avoid as much as possible.
- 1. Blind Spots
Avoid staying in another vehicle’s blind spot longer than necessary. There is a significant blind spot along the side of most passenger vehicles and trucks. You can’t avoid dipping into other vehicles’ blind spots, but it’s best to pass through the blind spot as quickly as possible.
- Middle of a Lane when Stopped
Sitting in the center of a lane when stopped is an invitation to be sandwiched between cars. Instead, it’s recommended that you position yourself on the outside of vehicles in front of them so that, if you’re rear-ended, you won’t end up crushed between cars.
- Passing Unsafely on Country Roads
It can be tempting to pass slow-moving vehicles on winding country roads, but that can be an invitation to disaster if you misjudge the distance you’ll need to safely pass in front of the vehicle you’re overtaking. A mistake can end in a head-on collision.
- Starting into an Intersection First on a Green Light
Your motorcycle can accelerate quickly into an intersection after a light turns green, but that doesn’t mean it should. We’ve all seen cars accelerate through an intersection at the end of a yellow or even run a red. Let other, more visible vehicles start through the intersection first.
- Passing on a Mountain Road
Most mountain roads are double-yellow. Get stuck behind a slow moving vehicle and you’re going to be tempted to ignore the double-yellow, but that can result in a tragic injury.
Despite being a safe rider, you ca not prevent every accident, especially when other drivers are distracted, impaired or just plain unobservant. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have a right to financial compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you’d be well-advised to seek counsel from an experienced Pasadena, TX motorcycle accident attorney.