What can be more exhilarating than the wind through your hair and the adrenaline rush of a chopper hugging a country or deserted road? Very little beats that thrill. Unfortunately, the hazards of motorcycling might outweigh the fun riding one can be. As a Miami Motorcycle Accident Attorneys, our firm has seen the aftermath of one of the less fortunate riders. As a long-time resident of Florida, I am constantly amazed at how unaware of the surroundings many of our senior citizens are. An 18-wheel tractor trailer “came out of nowhere.” Translation – did not see a huge truck; what chance does the biker have to be seen by that very same driver.
What types of hazards are there?
Busy intersections are intersections are inherently dangerous places for all motorists, particularly when those intersections are busy. At an intersection, vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists are traveling across one another’s paths, often perpendicularly. In addition, while a two-way intersection is dangerous enough, many urban areas have five-way or even six-way intersections, often resulting in extremely complex traffic patterns that are difficult to anticipate.