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A Closer Look At Why Motorcycle Crashes Happen In Wisconsin

To prevent a Wisconsin motorcycle accident it's good to know how and where they occur. Most occur at intersections. Sometimes, it is good to study a subject a little more deeply. Things start making better sense, and instead of memorizing, you only need to understand. So, let's zoom in on motorcycle accidents in Wisconsin, and our zoom will be the University of California's major study, called Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures. Based on the detailed analysis of 3,600 bike crashes, this was the largest study on the subject in recent times.

Some of the salient conclusions help us understand what risks and dangers motorcyclists are faced with:

·         Close to three quarters of motorcycle crashes involved a collision with another vehicle;

·         In two thirds of these multiple-vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcyclist's right-of-way, causing the crash;

·         Most of these accidents were said to have been caused by drivers not detecting the motorcycle, often a car turning left riding into the path of an oncoming bike;

·         Most motorcycle crashes occur at intersections;

·         One quarter of the accidents are single-vehicle crashes;

·         In two thirds of the single-vehicle crashes, the rider made an error or lost control of the bike, typically by running wide on a curve, under-cornering, sliding and falling;

·         92 percent of motorcyclists involved in crashes were without training, self-taught or learned from family and friends;

·         Almost half of the fatal accidents show alcohol involvement.

For Wisconsin riders, drawing the right conclusions from these sobering facts is the attitude that will let them enjoy many more years of riding.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, contact Hupy & Abraham today at 800-800-5676 (toll-free) or 414-223-4800 (local) for a free evaluation of your case, or send us an e-mail with your questions. Hupy & Abraham, S.C. has offices in Milwaukee, Madison, and Appleton in Wisconsin, and Gurnee and Bloomington in Illinois, and Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Quad Cities in Iowa.

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