Nearly half of all motorcycle crashes that kill a rider do not involve another vehicle. Nearly all of these crashes are considered preventable because the root cause of the crash is due to the rider. Factors contributing to crashes in these instances include speeding, impaired riding (particularly alcohol), and distraction to name a few. The remainder of motorcycle crashes that kill riders entail striking or being struck by another vehicle. Often times they too are impaired and distracted.
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As drivers we are concerned for all road users. Motorcyclists are considered vulnerable road users because they lack the protection found in modern vehicles and because their vehicles offer unique challenges to motorists. For example, motorcycles have a significantly smaller visual profile than most automobiles which makes them more difficult to see, particularly if motorists are impaired or distracted.
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