Motorbike riders involved in road accidents are extremely vulnerable to injury. Awareness of the most common accident scenarios can help you become a safer rider and enable you to anticipate potentially dangerous situations before they occur.
The most common type of motorbike accident is where a vehicle crosses the motorbike path to enter or leave a side road or driveway. Usually the other vehicle is turning right out of the driveway or side road, and because the motorbike is moving so quickly, the driver does not see them in time.
Similar situations also occur at roundabouts where another vehicle enters the roundabout in the path of a motorbike already on the roundabout. More than 1 in 5 of all motorbike accidents occur this way, even though the motorbike has right of way.
1 in 5 of all motorbike accidents involve overtaking. Many of these were from motorbikes passing stationary or slow moving vehicles in traffic queues. The car driver decides to suddenly change lane and hits the motorbike.
Another type of overtaking accident is when the motorbike overtakes a vehicle, and the driver does not see them, either because they did not check their mirrors correctly or because the motorbike is again, moving too quickly.
Motorbike accidents on bends are frequent, and can occur where the rider has failed to anticipate the correct speed to enter the bend. This either results in them losing control of the bike, or straying into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
At Accident Repair Finder we provide free help for you following a non-fault road accident. We can arrange repairs to your motorbike and a free suitable replacement vehicle car or motorcycle for you following your accident. We will claim all the costs back directly from the at-fault party's insurance company and your no claims bonus remains unaffected.