Motorcyclists in Missouri must be aware of their surroundings when they are out on the road. Along with the general risks that accompany being a motorcycle rider, there are always other dangers. These dangers include, drivers who are not adhering to the rules of the road, do not have common courtesy, drive recklessly, drive with a failure to observe, drive with a failure to yield, or drivers who operate under the influence.
We have set our clocks forward, the days are longer, the weather warmer and people are outdoors more often. Yes, spring is here. And with the spring months come an increase in outdoor activities for many Americans. Whether you are out in a park going for a walk, playing baseball, or hopping on your bicycle or motorcycle to hit the roads, it is important to recognize that with spring here and summer coming up before we know it, more people outside mean more risks, especially for drivers on the road.
As spring approaches and the weather warms up, we begin to see an increase of motorcycles on Missouri roads. Unfortunately, it also means an increased risk of motorcycle accidents.
Roadways in Missouri can be hazardous these days. This can be particularly true for a motorcyclist. Whether an accident is caused by distracted driving or any number of other possible causes, those riding motorcycles can be seriously injured when involved in accidents with other vehicles. A recent collision left one Missouri biker with severe injuries.
When drivers follow too close behind one another vehicle on the roadway, accidents are bound to happen. Leaving appropriate space between two vehicles while traveling is common knowledge. A Missouri biker will most always have the short end of the stick when it comes to navigating the highways and byways while a driver operating a car, SUV or other larger vehicle has the upper hand.
An O'Fallon man is behind bars after he allegedly caused a fatal accident that involved two Missouri motorcyclists. An accident report that was prepared by the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicates that the incident occurred in the early afternoon of a recent Monday. The man was the driver of an SUV that smashed into two motorcycles.
It is not uncommon for distracted drivers to cross into the lanes of traffic that are heading in the opposite direction. While mobile phones often cause distractions, more unusual things are sometimes blamed. After the deaths of a Missouri biker and his passenger, the driver of a pickup truck that is deemed responsible blamed his dog for jumping onto his lap, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
The feeling of empowerment when teenagers reach the age at which they are allowed to drive is indescribable. Unfortunately, temptations to drink and drive are endless and often lead to car accidents with fatalities and/or severe injuries. Being aware of the laws in Missouri related to drunk driving may help drivers make smart choices and avoid legal problems.
For many bikers, motorcycles aren't just a mode of transportation; they're a way of life. The risks are part of what comes with the territory.
A fatal accident was reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on a recent Monday afternoon in Schuyler County. A 68-year-old motorcyclist reportedly lost his life. Whenever a biker is struck by a car or another vehicle, it is not uncommon for the motorcycle rider to suffer severe or fatal injuries. That is because a motorcyclist is not protected by the body of a vehicle nor is ejection prevented by a seat belt.