Top 3 causes of motorcycle accidents in Oklahoma

On Behalf of | Mar 31, 2022 | Blog, Motorcycle Accidents

If you’ve ever been in a motorcycle accident, you know how devastating they can be. Motorcycles accidents can lead to death and injury due to a variety of causes.

Distracted driving or riding

This is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Distracted driving can be anything, from talking on the phone to fiddling with the radio. As a driver, if you’re not paying attention to the road, you’re more likely to miss something important, like a motorcycle, potentially leading to serious accidents.

Speeding

Motorists and motorcyclists alike often speed, putting themselves and others at risk of accidents and injury. For one thing, speeding motorists and motorcycle riders tend to have less time to react to things on the road, so they may not be able to stop in time to avoid an accident.

When motorcycle accidents do occur, they’re often more severe because of the motorcycle’s lack of protection. One of the most common severe injuries that people experience is a spiral fracture.

Driving or riding under the influence

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol significantly impairs your ability to ride a motorcycle or drive, and it’s one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. For instance, a drunk driver may not see a motorcycle or be able to judge its speed, leading to a collision. On the other hand, a motorcycle rider under the influence of drugs or alcohol may have impaired judgment and make poor decisions on the road.

The bottom line is that motorcycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re a motorcyclist or a motorist, it’s important to be aware of the risks on the road and take steps to avoid them. By being cautious and paying attention, you can help make the roads safer for everyone.

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