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NJ Car & Truck Drivers, Play Nice! Motorcycles Have a Right to Share the Road

The vast majority of drivers of cars, trucks and buses are likely to say that, in their opinion, accidents involving motorcycles are because of aggressive bike riders. They talk about riders who weave in and out of traffic, tailgate and seem to take over the roadway because they ride in large groups.

That’s what they say; it’s just not true.

The truth is that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents are caused because bikes are smaller in size than all other vehicles on the road.

  • Car and truck drivers often fail to see motorcycles sharing the roadway.
  • Motorcycles can easily be hidden in a blind spot.
  • In poor weather conditions, car and truck drivers are focused on their own vehicles — less on others on the road.
  • At night, smaller vehicles are harder to see. Motorcycles also only have one headlight.

Rather than pointing the finger at motorcycles, complaining about the noise they make or the exhaust they put out, drivers of cars and trucks can do a better job at sharing the road. Look in your mirrors. Check your blind spots. Consider motorcycles when making turns or merging onto a roadway. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact experienced NJ motorcycle accident lawyer Andrew Prince about your case.