Four-wheeled vehicles usually ignore motorcycles and do not provide them with the required space that they may need for performing required maneuvers for preventing collisions. This is especially true on highways where the traffic is heavy. There is general prejudice for motorcycles, and many drivers are not aware about motorcycle safety, which contributes to the problem. In a collision between a car and a motorcycle, the motorcyclist will usually suffer serious injuries, and often these injuries prove to be fatal.


However, just because a person is driving a motorcycle does not absolve the person from fault. Have you ever seen motorcycle drivers drive their machines through traffic? Have you ever seen traffic blocked up and a motorcycle driver pushing their bike through the lines of cars? Have you ever seen a motorcycle driver squeeze their motorcycle through gaps in the traffic horizontally? It is not often that someone on a motorcycle takes a risk when they should not have done so.


Impatient

Who are motorcycle drivers? Many of them are rebellious and independent in nature. They are often not team players on the road and in the hot sun, they can grow tired of being miserable on that machine. Motorcycles do not have A/C and it would have little effect on the operator if it did. As you know, proper motorcycle clothing is thick and heavy, not conducive to the summer time heat. This can compel a motorcycle driver to push the limit when they are on the road.

But this does not mean they are always at fault when they are in a wreck. Not at all!

Many factors contribute to an accident and investigations are carried out to determine, which driver was responsible for causing the collision. Sometimes the motorcyclist could be partly or totally at fault. However, in most cases, the motorist causes the accident. This is due to certain common unsafe driving habits that include:

  • Tailgating - Cars tend to intimidate motorbike riders when they are in front, and force them to either speed up or change lanes by tailgating. However, a motorcycle can brake much faster than a car, and there may be legitimate instances when the motorcyclist has to come to a sudden halt. This inevitably ends with rear end collision if the car is tailgating.
  • Lane Change - Many motorists fail to notice the motorcycle that may be riding in their blind spot, or they might not pay particular attention and change lanes quickly without seeing properly. This is another major cause of car and motorcycle collisions.
  • Not Yielding at a Turn - Motorists in many instances fail to see bikes in the oncoming lane before they make a turn. Such collisions are especially common during a left turn.


No Assumptions
Motorcyclists too acknowledge the fact that it is difficult for motorists to see them and hence need to adjust their driving accordingly. In a collision, all these factors are considered before determining who is at fault for the accident.