Whether you are at a stop sign, a traffic light or just riding down the road, drivers in passenger cars might have trouble seeing you because of the small size of your vehicle. As a result, another driver might fail to yield the right-of-way to you. This is one of the primary causes of the numerous motorcycle accidents that happen here in Colorado and across the country.
The Department of Transportation National Highway Safety Administration conducted a study to either confirm or dispel the perception that motorcycle riders are more often at fault in crashes than those in passenger vehicles. The agency reviewed nearly 900 scenes of accidents between motorcycles and passenger vehicles. It found that, in approximately two-thirds of those cases, it was the automobile driver who was at fault.