Kentucky provides such an incredible backdrop for motorcyclists, but drivers can threaten the enjoyment riders feel with their lack of care towards anyone else using the road.
A failure to check mirrors and blind spots and even the road in front of them can leave careless drivers in the path of a motorcyclist. Their unexpected moves can leave a rider with little room or time to avoid a devastating collision.
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Kentucky is a paradise for motorcyclists. Riders come from inside and outside the state to tour the beautiful backroads during the week and especially on the weekends. Residents can also just hop on a bike to make the drive to work or to the store more enjoyable.
No matter the reason for the trip, riders are always at high risk from distracted and reckless motorists who can drive as if a motorcyclist doesn’t even exist. Sadly, the accidents that result could often have been prevented with a few more seconds of observation and care shown by the driver.
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Kentucky is a beautiful place for a motorcycle ride, but sadly careless drivers land riders in frightening accidents far too often. Defenseless riders can suddenly notice vehicles weighing several thousand pounds pushing them out of a lane or see an inattentive driver pull right out in front of them.
These dangerous mistakes are what lead to the way too frequent motorcycle accidents that are recorded each year in the Blue Grass State. As the weather warms up and folks pull out their motorcycles for a weekend ride,
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With its natural beauty and mountain air, Kentucky is a very popular state for motorcycling. Over 87,000 motorcycles are registered in the state at any given time.
Our state is a great place for some sightseeing on a bike or just a ride to work or the store and back. Sadly, Kentucky drivers don’t always show the caution they should when motorcyclists could be traveling nearby.
According to the Kentucky State Police (KSP), motorcycles in the state make up less than one percent of all vehicles involved in collisions over a year.
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Motorcyclists must be wary of other drivers at any time of day, but a ride at night can be especially hazardous. Distracted drivers miss spotting motorcycles at an alarming rate and this inattention leads to accidents every day.
For some reason, careless drivers seem to have the same trouble in low light conditions even with a motorcycle that has headlights and full running lights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds that even though there’s less traffic on the roads at night,
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Motorcyclists do their best to avoid every other driver on the road, but even the most careful rider can be forced into an accident by a careless motorist.
Left-turns are a seemingly simple maneuver, but end up being one of the biggest threats to a motorcyclist’s safety on the road. Left-turn collisions often occur when a distracted motorist is attempting to turn in front of oncoming traffic. Drivers check for oncoming cars, but for whatever reason can miss motorcyclists right in front of them.
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Motorcycles are at risk on the road at any time of day. Distracted drivers can fail to make the proper mirror checks and land a rider in a severe accident. The chances a driver misses seeing a motorcyclist after sundown increase dramatically.
At night the visibility hazards only grow for riders. A study by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) illustrates how vulnerable motorcyclists are as the daylight fades. The most fatal accidents in 2017 happened between 6 pm and 9 pm accounting for 22% of all motorcycle accidents.
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Motorcycle riders accept the fact that any time they get on the bike, it could end in a serious collision. Finder collected data that illustrates the sad fact. Bikers are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than those who travel in cars, trucks, or SUVs.While the driver of the bike assumed these risks, they are compounded for any passenger on the bike who has no control over the bike itself. As such a passenger is left powerless if the driver of the motorcycle suddenly drifts into oncoming traffic.
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Kentucky law only requires motorcycle riders under 21 years old to wear a helmet while riding in the state.
According to a report from the CDC, wearing a helmet for a motorcycle rider reduces the risk of death by almost 40% and the risk of a serious head injury by 70%. Not all fatalities would have been prevented by wearing a helmet, but if all Kentucky motorcycle riders wore one, there would be more riders still out on the roads.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes
An example of the possible increase in risk for not wearing a helmet happened around 8 am,
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Kentucky is a great place for a motorcycle ride. A lot of country roads, small towns and picturesque bluegrass scenery. But even in this made-for-motorcycle state, Kentucky motorcyclists are at a high risk of being injured just because they ride a bike.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration found that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than people in passenger cars to die in a traffic crash. Motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic-related fatalities while only 3% of registered vehicles are motorcycles.
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