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What problems do motorcyclists face on Fullerton roads?

Some people will say that when a person decides to ride a motorcycle that person is taking an inherent risk. Why? Well, some would argue that it has been shown that riding a motorcycle is definitely more dangerous than traveling in a passenger vehicle. But, why is that? What problems do motorcyclists face on the roads of Fullerton?

Obviously, there are some problems that motorcyclists can address themselves to avoid being involved in a motorcycle accident. For starters, motorcyclists need to make sure that they have the right skill level.

For those who want to ride a motorcycle, but do not have the right amount of experience, there are training classes that they could take. After that, while on the road, motorcyclists need to be aware of road hazards that could affect a motorcycle in a more serious way than other vehicles. These hazards would include potholes, uneven pavement or debris on the roadway.

Of course, the most significant problem that a motorcyclist in Fullerton will face is prevalent: other drivers. In fact, in approximately 66 percent of collisions involving motorcycles and other vehicles, the other vehicle was the cause of the accident -- by violating the motorcyclists' right of way.

Motorcyclists in Fullerton might be taking on a certain level of increased risk when they decide to ride on the roadways, but it is clear that the real problem is a lack of motorcycle awareness among other drivers on the road. Victims who suffer injuries due to these inattentive drivers may be able to pursue financial compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Source: FindLaw.com, "Motorcycle Accidents: Overview," accessed on May 14, 2017

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