Do Motorcycle Accidents Occur More During the Summer?

During the spring, many individuals with motorcycles are preparing their bikes for summer. Although summer is the ideal time for motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy their motorcycles, many wonder if riding during the summer increases the risk of a motorcycle accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS), the answer is yes.

Why are There More Motorcycle Accidents During the Summer?

The NTSA reported that summer is the peak season for traffic accidents. Here are a few reasons motorcycle accidents happen more during the summer:

New Drivers

In the summer, there are more inexperienced drivers behind the wheel. Teen drivers are out of school during the summer, so most of them will spend more time driving. Research has shown that teen drivers spend an average of 40 percent more time on the road during the summer.

More Drivers, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians are on the Road

Teen drivers are not the only individuals that are on the road more during the summer. Summer is when most people take vacations, so there will be more travelers on the road during this season. Furthermore, there are more bicyclists and pedestrians on the road during the summer, and it can be difficult for drivers and motorcyclists to see them, which increases the risk of accidents.

There are More Road Crews That Work During the Summer

The roadways are more crowded during the summer months, and it is also the time more work crews are are on the roads. Freeway work crews can make driving conditions difficult. Furthermore, many work crews work during the summer at night because the weather is cooler, which makes it even more dangerous for drivers, motorcyclists, and work crews.

What to do if You are in a Motorcycle Accident

If an individual is injured in a motorcycle accident, and it was the fault of another driver, the driver should be held accountable. A motorcyclist who was injured because of the actions of another driver could file a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit is complicated, so it is best for victims to seek legal guidance from an attorney. A knowledgeable attorney who has experience with personal injury cases that involve motorcycle accidents can help his or her clients build a strong case.

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