Some motorcycle accidents are simpler than others, in that their causes (inclement weather, negligent motorists or defective parts) are sometimes more obvious to investigators. However, motorcycle accidents can also be the result of less measurable factors, such as experience and attentiveness. Experienced motorcyclists must be able to effectively read the road and remain vigilant of other vehicles sharing the road. Though increasing rider attentiveness is the gradual result of experienced riding over time, mentor programs can help speed up the process.
The officers at Fort Hood in Texas have responded to the increase in military motorcycle fatalities by organizing mandatory safety courses that focus on beginners, sport bike riders and advanced safety maneuvers. Each course features a Motorcycle Safety Program Coordinator who mentors novice riders, sharing valuable information about how to ride attentively.
“You have to ride as if someone is going to hit you, and if you ride that way you are more likely not to get hit because you are more aware of your surroundings” said a soldier in the program. “You really have to pay attention to your surroundings and watch other people because they are not watching you. That’s the main thing; people just are not paying attention to you.”
Colorado Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
It is unfortunate that motorcyclists must assume that motorists are unaware of their presence on the road, but many motorcycle accidents are caused by careless motorists who fail to recognize motorcycles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent motorist, contact us. The Metier Law Firm, LLC is composed of experienced motorcyclists who understand the joys and dangers of riding a hog cross country, so you can rest assured that we have your interests in mind. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Colorado motorcycle accident attorneys, call us today at (866) 377-3800.
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