Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
Lack of visibility and other drivers’ inattention are to blame for many South Carolina motorcycle accidents. About half of all collisions with motorcycles happen at intersections, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Other drivers making left turns in front of motorcycles pose a particular hazard, but wrecks also happen where a car or truck pulls into the path of an oncoming motorcycle from a side street, parking lot or driveway. Other factors that frequently contribute to South Carolina motorcycle accidents include: the instability inherent in a two-wheeled vehicle, other drivers’ blind spots, tailgating or “cutting off,” speeding or other reckless driving, distractions, defective road conditions, vehicle defects and driving under the influence.