Despite national campaigns that urge other drivers to see motorcyclists and to share the roadway, thousands of motorcycle accidents are reported all over the country, including here in California, every year. It would seem to many of our more frequent readers here in Los Angeles that the list of things that could be potentially dangerous to motorcyclists just keeps growing, now consisting of everything from distracted drivers to large commercial vehicles.
If you're a frequent motorcyclist on California's roadways then you know how dangerous they can be. Drivers in other vehicles constantly seem to be distracted by their mobile devices or the person sitting next to them in the passenger seat. Semi-truck drivers often don't see motorcyclists until it's too late. And it seems like every couple of months we see or hear about a story in the news about a motorcyclist who was injured or killed because a driver failed to yield the right of way to them.
A lot of Californians will be hitting the road over the next two weeks. Low gas prices and other favorable factors mean that holiday travel may be more popular this year than it has been for quite some time. Here in Southern California, many will be traveling by motorcycle.
The topic of fatigued driving is a constant talking point across the nation, whether it's on this blog or in general conversation. Following a crash, this form of reckless driving typically opens up dialogues among legislators who continue to debate how best to stop this danger from occurring time and again.