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What should Roanoke residents know about motorcycle accidents?


In Roanoke and everywhere across the United States, motorcyclists enjoy the unique freedom that comes with riding on two wheels and no walls. However, motorcycle riders are also exposed to dangers, which drivers of other motor vehicles generally do not experience.

Gloucester County collision leaves one critically hurt

Any person regularly operating a vehicle would be aware that road space is shared by a number of different vehicles. Each vehicle requires different degrees of care when driving, but perhaps none is as vulnerable, or as exciting, as a motorcycle. A motorcyclist in Roanoke, Virginia, is often not accounted for by other drivers when gauging the amount of road occupied. Thus, there is almost always greater danger in operating a motorcycle than in operating a different type of vehicle.

One killed in fatal motorcycle crash in Page County


Riding a motorcycle requires more skill than driving a car. Given the vehicle's construction and the rider's vulnerabilities, the risks associated are higher for motorcyclists. Even with protective gear requirements for motorcyclists, they are far more prone to serious injuries and fatalities. Virginia law requires motorcycles to be regularly tested to ensure they comply with safety standards, as Roanoke residents may be aware. But when human error or negligence is involved, all that still may not enough.

Motorcycle crash in Virginia causes serious injury to one


Given the greater degree of risk that motorcyclists expose themselves to while driving along the busy streets of Roanoke and other parts of Virginia, the safety precautions that drivers of other vehicles must take in relation to motorcycles must also be greater. Even seemingly minor things like an uneven layout of a road or a small pothole can cause catastrophic injuries to a motorcycle driver and other parties involved in a motorcycle crash.

Motorcycle accident in Virginia leaves victim critical

While the motorcycle riders do enjoy certain freedom as compared to, say, those driving cars, at the same time, they also have to bear a significant amount of risk that car drivers seldom get exposed to. Even road hazards like a pothole or an uneven layout, which are mere minor inconveniences to a car, may prove to be responsible for a fatal motorcycle crash, especially given the lack of protective barriers between the rider of the motorcycle and the road.

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