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08/14/2018
For motorcycle riders, the road can be even more dangerous than for other vehicles. To learn what the biggest threats are, read this post by Vaughan Distributing in Jackson.

Road Dangers Motorcyclists Need to Look Out For

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Oncoming Traffic

Of course, every vehicle on the road should stay on their lane and pay attention to the situations ahead of them. However, this isn't always the case. For example, there are certain streets that don't have any dividers. There are also some drivers that aren't that much into looking at the road ahead of them. Both of these circumstances combined could be a recipe for disaster. For starters, you could get hit by a vehicle biting your lane. If you swerve, you could also be in trouble, since you may end up hitting the car next to you because of it.

Turning Vehicles

When you're on a motorcycle, you're less visible than other vehicles, which means it's probable that some drivers won't even spot you as they're cruising around. This can be especially dangerous when there are turns, since a vehicle may cut you off without even noticing. To make sure you stay safe in that difficult scenario, you should always be aware of what the drivers around you are doing, and what their intentions may be. This way, you can prepare for their reckless behavior and take measures to avoid an accident. Also, keep enough distance between you and them, so you can have more space and time to react correctly.

Sudden Braking

There will be occasions in which you will need to brake suddenly to avoid hitting another vehicle, object, or person. However, as you may be aware, this isn't always a bright idea, since the abrupt halt can make you front wheel and be thrown off your motorcycle. To help you in this respect, you can make use of anti-lock brakes. But, as always, it is highly suggested that you're on high alert, and that you know how to act properly in those less-than-ideal scenarios.

Inclement Weather

Inclement weather is the mother of all bad driving conditions. When it rains or snows, the roads become slippery, making it more difficult for everyone on them to move and brake. The precipitation can also get in the way of the drivers' field of vision. Additionally, motorcyclists have to deal with the fact that their bodies are completely exposed to the elements, which means they'll be wet or cold as they ride. For that reason, you should check the weather forecast before riding, so you can prepare. If the conditions will be really bad, you should even put off your riding session.

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Debris on the Road

Dead leaves, dirt, debris, gravel, rocks, and other similar loose elements could make riding on the road a lot more difficult. In some cases, your tires may even slip because of them. That's why, it's recommended that you look out for these as you ride. Also, be sure to avoid them whenever possible. If it's ever not possible, however, slow down and ride over them calmly, so you can prevent a potentially dangerous mishap.

Riding Too Fast

Nobody should speed beyond the limit when they're driving. Still, this is especially true for motorcyclist, since speeding can lead to mistakes. And, once again, since they don't have as much protection as a regular vehicle, those mistakes could lead to fatal accidents. That's why, if you ever see a speed limit, you should abide by it. Remember that the traffic signs are there to indicate what measures you should take to ride safely. This means that traffic signs indicating speed limits were placed there because tests were made and that's the appropriate speed to drive around in.

Road Rage

Last but not least, you should beware of road rage. For starters, you should notice if other drivers are raging on the road, and you should try your best to stay away from them. However, if you're the one experiencing it, try your best to remain calm. As you know, road rage can lead to bad decisions, which could put your well-being in peril, so breathe in deeply and think about solutions before you explode.

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