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Top Road Hazards Maryland Motorcyclists Face

By Alpert Schreyer on April 13, 2012

Waldorf Motorcyclist Accident InjuryWith warmer weather and the summer season fast approaching, MD motorcyclists are preparing for exhilarating road trips on their motorcycles. Though motorcycles are a source of fun and excitement, riders face unique hazards that other vehicles on the road may not. According to Nolo.com, road hazards are a common cause of motorcycle accidents as things that have little to no effect on cars, such as debris, can easily cause a motorcycle crash.

In order to be safe on the open road, the following are five common road hazards for motorcycle enthusiasts to be aware of and avoid:

  1. Rough roads – Rough roads can be caused by disrepair, construction work, or resurfacing efforts.
  2. Gravel on pavement – Gravel is one of the more problematic hazards for a rider to navigate, and gravel on pavement tends to be more common on winding roads, which are very popular terrain for riders.
  3. Debris/objects in the road – Debris in the road, such as rocks or parts of tire tread, are very dangerous for motorcyclists as the object can cause a crash and also hit and injure the rider.
  4. Slick surfaces – Due to the unstable nature of motorcycles and their lighter weight, sliding on the road due to a slippery surface can be very dangerous and easily cause an accident. Riders should be cautious during snowy, icy, and rainy weather.
  5. Uneven surfaces – An edge break is when two traffic lanes are different heights and an expansion joint connects two sections of a road or bridge together. Both present a unique hazard to riders because of the uneven surfaces they cause.

Motorcycle safety year round is imperative to prevent a dangerous accident, but not all motorists exercise the same caution, which can endanger those they share the road with. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence, the Bowie motorcycle collision lawyers with Alpert Schreyer have the experience and knowledge needed to obtain a winning result in your case. Call (866) 444-6363 for a comprehensive case evaluation.

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