The Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
At best, the motorcyclist is protected by a safe helmet, leather apparel to protect his body, arms & legs, while driving a motorcycle with good brakes and mechanically sound. The motorcyclist even in optimum situations is no contest for the errant driver of an automobile or truck as well as road hazards that may be found on streets and highways. Motorcycle accidents, therefore, most often result in serious injuries or the death of the motorcycle driver.
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Road Design & Motorcycle Accidents
Safe design requires that road users must have sufficient time to be able to see, process and react to information. The principles are the same for motorcyclists and all road users, however, the standards are more critical for motorcyclists as errors can have more severe consequences.
What Types of Hazardous Road Design & Defects Cause Motorcycle Accidents?
Some of the most common design hazards include:
- Blind corner
- Lack of appropriate warning
- Glare from poorly sited street lights
- Poor sight lines
- Speed hump
- Poor delineation of vehicle path
- Barrier curbing
- Low curbing
- Cobble stones or pavers
- Traffic islands that are not lit or delineated for night visibility
- Uncovered drainage pits