Motorcycle Accidents in Charleston South Carolina

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles account for almost 15% of traffic fatalities in the United States. Many people enjoy riding a motorcycle because “they feel like one with the road.”  That feeling of oneness comes from the lack of protection from the environment.  Motorcycles combine high speed, low visibility, and little protection from other drivers.  These factors all combine to increase the change of injury or death.

The main causes of Motorcycle Accidents

  • Motorcycles are difficult to see and a large number of accidents are a result of motorcycle riders being cut off.  Unlike car accidents motorcycle riders can be seriously harmed or killed in minor accidents.
  • Rain and poor visibility
  • Impaired judgment due to an illegal blood-alcohol level
  • Tired or distracted drivers
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Poor road conditions
  • Mechanical failure
  • Improper safety equipment