There are a wide variety of risk factors when it comes to motorcycle collisions, and some are especially prevalent during certain times of the year. For example, motorcyclists may have to watch out for slick roads and poor weather conditions in the fall and winter months. During the summer, there are a number of risk factors that are prevalent, especially in some parts of the country. Aside from drunk drivers, motorcyclists may have to watch out for dangers associated with extreme heat in the summer.
Severe and relentless heat can pose health risks in and of itself, but it can also increase the chances of something going wrong on the road in various ways. For example, a driver who is overheated may become drowsy while they are behind the wheel, which may make them more likely to collide with a motorcyclist. Motorcyclists may also become drowsy, which can be very dangerous, and drivers as well as motorcyclists may suffer from fatigue as a result of sleep loss due to excessive heat during the night.
Many people enjoy riding their motorcycles more during the summer than any other time of year. However, there are different risks to watch out for, and motorcyclists should be vigilant while they are on the road. Tragically, many motorcyclists’ lives will undoubtedly be claimed this summer, and far more will sustain serious injuries that prevent them from working and disrupt their lives in other ways. If you have been involved in a motorcycle collision that happened because of an irresponsible driver, look into your legal options.