Motorcyclist Dies in Tragic Crash on Jeffersonville Road in Macon, Georgia (GA)
MACON, GA- According to 41nbc.com, a fatal crash involving a motorcycle occurred this week in Macon, Georgia. The incident took place late in the evening when a woman driving a Kia Optima attempted to make a left turn off of Jefferson Road and onto Ruark Road.*
At the time of the incident, the 31-year-old motorcyclist was crossing through the intersection on a dirt bike. Responders rushed the man to the hospital, but he died a short while after the wreck.
Motorcyclists face challenges on the road at night. Visibility is an issue for bikers, but being seen by cars is another serious concern for people on these smaller vehicles. Visibility is not even the only challenge to contend with for riders who are on the road after dark. When the temperature drops, these motorists are faced with the potential loss of traction. Animals may also dart in front of a bike in some places, creating unexpected obstacles. Of course, drunk drivers are out in larger numbers at night, and it is important to keep an eye out for cars that are moving erratically.
In order to reduce the risk of being involved in a nighttime motorcycle wreck, bikers can take steps to increase the chance of other drivers noticing them. Wearing reflective clothing can help ensure that a motorcyclist is not over-looked. Reflective tape can also improve the odds of a motorcyclist being seen. Some recommend placing the tape on the bike’s rims where it will be visible at night, but not noticeable during the day.
Of course, motorcyclists should use their headlights too. Remember that dust and dirt can accumulate on headlights and make them appear dimmer. Keeping headlights clean is a good way to ensure they are as bright as possible.
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