What Causes Rear-End Motorbike Accidents, and Who Is Responsible for Them?

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Rear-end motorbike collisions are invariably the fault of the other auto driver. No matter whether a motorcycle rider stops fast, the trailing motorist has to allow enough space for them to slow the vehicle to avoid colliding. When operating a big vehicle, how does one not even see a motorcycle rider before them?

Where Do These Accidents Happen?

Rear-end motorbike accidents most frequently happen at intersections as motorcyclists are slowing down or stopping at a red signal. Drivers fail to take adequate notice of the motorcyclist and fail to see the rider or to react early enough to stop.

Sometimes, these accidents happen on roads away from towns and cities where progress is not hindered. A motorist may attempt to overtake the motorbike rider, miscalculate distance amid the automobiles, or speed too much, leading to a collision.

Why Do These Accidents Occur?

Some of the common causes for motorists to collide into motorbikes before they are distracted driving, drowsy driving, and intoxicated driving.

In-car distractions such as eating, talking, or texting on a mobile device, can cause fatal collisions. At 55 mph, taking your attention off the roadway for some seconds is equivalent to traveling some 120 yards blindfolded.

If distraction is not the issue, serious weakening and energy loss can be. Motorists using any intoxicant including alcohol willingly slow their response time to fatally low levels. As per the findings of scientific experiments, alcohol can reduce one’s response time by up to 30%. Besides, it can make you unable to take a rational call (like whether to brake or avoid an imminent crash).

Taking these mind-changing chemicals is deemed a willing action, meaning when a motorist affected by these substances causes a motorcycle accident, he or she did so knowing their acts could have had dire consequences.

Who Is To Blame for It?

As per traffic laws in California, the driver that hit the motorcyclist is the responsible party. It is foolish not to give yourself sufficient time and space, and illegal to trail too closely.

More laws prevent driving when affected by alcohol or drugs, driving when incapacitated and distracted driving.

By operating the vehicle, a motorist acknowledges their implied duty to be careful to ensure that pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists on the same road are safe. When they unknowingly or willingly break that agreement, they tend to be violating the law.

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