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The four main causes of motorcycle accident
The four main causes of motorcycle accident

A good awareness campaign should not only reach the recipients through the media, but also needs to be implemented in the environment in which it is applied. With this premise in mind, in East Midland (United Kingdom) they are dedicating to place reminder posters of the four most dangerous situations in which a motorcycle can be involved for car drivers to take for granted and pay a little more attention to motorcycles. These four situations are the request for control in a curve, a collision at a crossroads, the reach of the preceding vehicle and accidents derived from the "leakage" of motorcycles in traffic.

Note: This post only has the images of the video, since I consider that to illustrate accidents you do not need anything more than your own imagination and the situations that you have experienced in the first person.

Loss of control when cornering

One of the most common accidents on a motorcycle is the loss of control in a curve, either due to excessive speed, which usually ends in a sudden braking with skidding and the consequent fall or a lack of grip on the asphalt of the curve, which inevitably also ends in a skid and fall. This type of accident can be aggravated by external factors such as oncoming traffic, or the dreaded guardrails that await you on the edge of the asphalt with their sharp edges.

This type of accident has a high component of uncertainty, and the only way to prevent them is through experience gained over many kilometers, and even then you can find yourself on a curve that is too tight or with asphalt in poor condition at any time.

Junction collision

Here, external components that can be influenced are beginning to appear, such as other road users, mainly cars. A motorcycle is a relatively small object that moves at high speed, so the human eye has it very difficult to place it spatially, and this usually ends in a side collision in which the worst damage is always the motorcycle.

As our friend comments Morrillu In Circula Seguro, it is always better to leave an excessive gap than to have to create one. There is also a British campaign in which it is insisted that you look to one side, the other and look back to the first side, to ensure that no motorcycle is coming after a vehicle or at a speed at which you are not capable of assuming.

Scopes of the preceding vehicle

How many of you have it happened to you that you are calmly circulating on the road and suddenly the one in front hits you on the brakes (because he is going to turn or because he has just found a parking space or has passed an intersection or God knows what) and you literally eat it? In this type of accident the culprit is who gives from behind, since you always have to maintain a safe distance that allows you to brake before reaching the obstacle. But if car drivers were somewhat more aware that they are not driving alone on the road and indicated their maneuvers well in advance, it would be much easier to avoid them and avoid the damage caused by a rear-end collision.

Accidents due to leakage of motorcycles in traffic

One of the main advantages of a motorcycle traveling in dense traffic is that it can "filter" between the lines of stopped cars until it reaches the traffic light that has them stopped or the object that strangles the traffic. The problem is that a door slammed open is almost impossible to dodge. Here we return again to the awareness of car drivers that they are not alone on the road, passengers also need to understand that they cannot suddenly get out without even looking at what is happening behind us.

If we could get it to know users who drive cars will become aware that the street is not exclusive to them and that we must all share it in harmony, sure that accidents would be greatly reduced. Although to eliminate them we would have to take another step, which is the awareness and education of the drivers themselves, and that takes even more time. Meanwhile, the weakest among motor vehicles have to continue to move in a hostile environment and endure being accused of being more dangerous than we really are.