Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

It can feel exhilarating when you get to feel the open road as you zip along on your motorcycle. But without the steel frame and glass to protect you like in a vehicle, accidents are more likely to occur and be severe when they happen. Learn what the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is below so you can be aware and avoid them.

Changing Lanes

All vehicles have blind spots that can be dangerous for motorcyclists. If a driver is signalling that they’re changing lanes, make yourself visible, avoid riding in those blind spots, and be on constant alert of the traffic around you.

Vehicles Making a Left Turn

As a motorcycle rider, you’re at a greater risk when a vehicle makes a left-hand turn. It’s more challenging for drivers to notice you if you’re passing them on the left. This is why it’s important to be extra cautious and observe the traffic around you.

Impairment While Driving

An impaired driver or motorist is also far more likely to be involved in a serious accident. Being intoxicated can impair vision, cause delayed reflexes, and reduce the ability to focus on the road and others. Never operate your motorcycle when impaired.


Speeding way above the designated speed limit can lead to a wipe-out or collision. This can become even more of a hazard during messy weather and road conditions. Stay safe by following the speed limits so you can maintain control of your motorcycle and reduce the risk of crashing.

Lane Filtering

We’ve all seen motorcyclists who zip in between vehicles to get ahead of traffic. This is called lane filtering, which is extremely dangerous. All it takes is one wrong maneuver to collide with a vehicle and land in a serious situation. Even when it’s tempting to speed past traffic congestion, lane filtering is simply not worth the risk.

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