Highway Merging Can be Dangerous for Motorcyclists

Posted by George Tait | Mar 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

When merging on a freeway, motorists have to check behind them, in front of them, and sometimes they have to adjust speed. However, when motorists do this, they are typically looking for other cars, but they should be thoroughly checking for motorcyclists too. Given that motorcycles are much smaller than cars, they also have decreased visibility. Merging may seem like a simple element to driving, but for motorcyclists it can be absolutely critical.

On September 15, the Salt Lake Tribune reported, there was an accident in which a motorcycle and a car collided. The accident occurred near the Davis County and Salt Lake County border, very close to where Interstate 215 merges on to 1-15. After the collision the motorcyclist was in critical condition and was sent to Intermountain Medical center. There have not been any new updates, but we hope for a quick recovery.

This accident teaches us the importance of visibility. Motorists need to be on the lookout for more than cars, and motorcyclists need to be aware of how visible or invisible they are to motorists. If you're a motorcyclist, check out these tips on how to increase your visibility and lane positioning on the road.

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George Tait

Since 2004 George Tait has dedicated his practice to helping injured people and their families get fair and full compensation from the insurance companies. Before becoming an attorney George Tait was a Registered Nurse for over 15 years. The last years of his nursing career were in the Universit...


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