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Top Road Dangers for Motorcyclists

Understanding Motorcycle Road Hazards

Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience — however, even if you practice defensive riding, a crash can happen in the blink-of-an-eye. Since riders are at a disadvantage when it comes to protection and safety, they are at a considerable risk of being injured in a motorcycle accident. Even though other careless motorists can potentially cause an accident, there are some other road hazards that every motorcyclist should be aware of. Here are the top five.

1. Potholes

When riders have to balance on two wheels, hitting a pothole can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of their bike and crash. When out on the road, it’s important to look for potholes ahead — and when you see a puddle, proceed with caution: potholes can be hiding underneath and could cause a serious accident.

2. Slick Pavement

Slippery, wet, and oily roads can make for difficult riding conditions. Riding in rainy or inclement weather can cause your bike to skid off the road. Avoid a motorcycle crash by looking for slick spots in your path or park your bike and refrain from riding until the weather clears up.

3. Debris in the Road

From car parts to sticks, leaves, and gravel, debris is one of the top road dangers to riders. When a motorcyclist has to suddenly avoid an object, or ride on uneven pavement, this could potentially cause a collision with another motorist.


Missouri is a haven for wildlife — and seeing these furry creatures, while out riding, is not uncommon. However, when an animal suddenly darts in front of a motorcyclist, the result can be a devastating crash. When on the road, always keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.

5. Missing or Hidden Traffic Signals and Signs

Traffic signals and signs are designed to keep vehicles from colliding. When a traffic signal is malfunctioning or a stop sign is missing, the flow of traffic is interrupted and can cause a severe accident. Whenever you are approaching an intersection, always proceed with caution.

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