Riding a bike on the open road may be the epitome of freedom, and the summer months are the best time to spend on the open road, according to avid Californian bikers. That is just one side of the story, however. The other side claims that biking is a lot riskier than driving a car.
After a long cold winter, the warmer months create an ideal time to feel the freedom of the road on a motorbike. Many bikers express the view that there is nothing like the feeling of riding one's bike on the open roads, but many will also acknowledge the vulnerability of a biker and the possibility of serious injury in motorcycle accidents. A recent fatal accident in California is just one more example of how vulnerable a biker is.
While it may appear easy to ride a motorcycle, the truth of the matter is that it requires a lot more coordination and skill than most people would think. Riding a motorcycle also requires the driver to show constant awareness of the surroundings as well as driving defensively. California bikers who forget these important safety guidelines may find themselves suffering injuries more serious than road rash.
California is known for its mild climate making it ideal for the use of a motorcycle, moped or scooter, especially to help save on traveling costs to and from work. Despite the benefits of this mode of traveling, one cannot get away from the fact that bikers are more exposed and a lot more vulnerable than people in larger, enclosed vehicles. Reality is that other drivers are often not as vigilant as they need to be. Sadly, motorcycle accidents often lead to serious injuries.
Self-driving cars are here to stay, and the expectation is that these autonomous cars will become more and more common on all U.S. roads in the near future. The topic of self-driving cars is a controversial one with many singing the praises of these cars while others are not so sure. Since 2014, there have been at least 54 accidents involving self-driving cars reported.
A Californian man, age 26, lost his life in a multi-vehicle accident that happened on a recent Wednesday in January. The accident is just another example of the devastation motorcycle accidents can cause. Bikers have so little chance when an accident between a biker and another vehicle happens.
Avid bikers may tell you that there is something very special about being on the road on a motorcycle -- a feeling of freedom. While motorcycles are fun to ride, it requires a certain degree of awareness of your surroundings to stay safe. There are a number of hazards on roads across California that may cause bikers serious injuries if these go unnoticed.
Bikers often speak about the exhilaration of riding a motorcycle and the feeling of freedom they experience on California roadways. Unfortunately, there is another less pleasant part to being a biker -- the increased risk of motorcycle accidents. One thing is certain: a biker is also more exposed in case of a collusion.
Although property owners and landlords in California must maintain their premises in ways that would not threaten the safety of visitors who lawfully enter their properties, this is often not the case. Countless incidents occur every year in which slip-and-fall incidents cause serious injuries. Most people know that the property owner can be held responsible if there is proof of negligence, but many myths exist, making people doubt the viability of their claims.
An accident between a motorcycle and a car on a recent Sunday evening in July left one person seriously injured and another dead. The accident provides yet another example of the vulnerability of bikers when involved in motorcycle accidents. In most instances, things turn out badly for those on the motorcycle.