Nobody wants to find themselves on the highway in a sea of heavy traffic. Driving in heavy traffic is not only an unwelcome inconvenience it is also much more difficult than driving on a clear roadway. Heavy traffic requires a motorist's full attention and utmost concentration. A motorist that is not fully engaged in driving while on a congested roadway puts him or herself in danger of becoming involved in an accident. While this is true for all motorists, congestion can prove to be an even more precarious of a situation for motorcyclists. To ensure safe travels while navigating traffic, motorcyclists should keep in mind the following tips:
This year, motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson celebrated its 110th anniversary. No doubt in part due to the success of Harley-Davidson, motorcycle riding has greatly increased in popularity over the last decade. With more and more motorcyclists hitting the road, the number of motorcycle related accidents has also increased. In fact, in 2011, there were 4,612 motorcycle accident related fatalities in the United States. Also in 2011, approximately 81,000 motorcyclists nation-wide were injured in accidents. With these startling statistics in mind, it is important for all motorists to remember that motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as any other driver on the road.