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What makes highway driving dangerous for motorcyclists?

Connecticut motorcyclists often face higher risks than other drivers. This is the nature of a motorcycle, which offers less protection than a covered vehicle. Because of these issues, many motorcyclists face even more danger on the highway. 

First, speeds on the highway can be a great risk. The faster you are going, the less time you have to react to dangers around you. You will also face more damage in an impact or slide. Many motorcyclists who fall off of their bike in a crash end up with severe road burn. They may even need skin grafts to aid in recovery. This is part of why it is so important for motorcyclists to cover up when riding. 

Other vehicles are a huge risk to motorcyclists as well. They often do not remember to keep an eye out for motorcycles. They are smaller and thus harder to spot than other covered vehicles. Accidents often occur when a motorist merges into a lane that a motorcyclist is already in. They often do not see the motorcyclist in time to avoid hitting them. 

Finally, terrain and weather can have a huge impact. Motorcyclists are more susceptible to the elements. This means that rain, snow, fog and wind can all have a strong impact. It also means they are more affected by road defects like potholes or construction. 

Motorcycle accidents can be an intriguing field to look into. If you want to take a deeper look into causes of motorcycle crashes, visit our web page. You can look into what makes highway driving so risky for motorcyclists. It can help all drivers better understand the risks motorcyclists face. 

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