A motorcycle collision can occur at any time, but there are certain instances when a crash may be more likely. For example, if a motorcyclist or the driver of another vehicle are under the influence of alcohol, the chances of a crash may be far more likely. There are other hazards to watch out for as well, such as poor weather conditions. Even in the summer months, heavy rain, fog and strong winds can pose a threat, especially for those who ride a motorcycle.
Heavy rain can increase the chances of a crash in multiple ways. For starters, it can result in decreased visibility, making it harder for motorcyclists and all drivers to see other vehicles on the road. Rain can also affect traction and this is especially concerning for those who ride motorcycles.
As a motorcyclist, it is particularly important to watch out for weather conditions before taking to the road. Moreover, the weather can worsen suddenly, which has spelled disaster for many motorcyclists and those who drive other vehicles over the years. For example, the skies may be blue but a fast-moving storm is looming and brings treacherous weather that is difficult to ride in.
If you are riding a motorcycle and the weather conditions change suddenly, you should immediately go over your options and may want to pull over if you are worried about an accident. Even if you ride responsibly, you could be struck by a driver who is inexperienced and does not know how to handle certain weather conditions.