What is the major cause of motorcycle crashes at intersections? What is the major cause of motorcycle crashes at intersections?

  • A. Front wheel skids, causing loss of control

  • B. Rear wheels skids, causing loss of control

  • C. Vehicle pulling into the motorbike's path

  • D. Driver fatigue

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    The correct answer is C
     
    Correct. A vehicle making a turn across a motorcycle's path or pulling out from a side street are the most common causes of crashes involving motorbikes.
     
 
 
 

The biggest cause of motorcycle accidents at intersections

A vehicle making a turn across a motorcycle's path or pulling out from a side street are the most common causes of crashes involving motorbikes. This is why staying as visible as possible is essential. Drivers often miss motorcyclists because:

75% of motorbike accidents are with another vehicle and 98% of those result in injury to the motorcyclist (45% of them, seriously).

Motorcyclists can ensure they are more visible to other drivers by changing their road position to give the other drivers the maximum visibility possible. This includes moving towards the middle of the road when a driver is approaching from a T intersection from the left and moving to the left of the road when a driver is approaching from a T intersection from the right.