Injury Reported in Motorcycle Crash in Augusta, Georgia (GA)
AUGUSTA, GA- Wrdw.com writes that a motorcycle crash occurred this week at Calhoun Expressway's intersection with Washington Road. Few details have been released regarding that incident. The authorities stated that one person did suffer injuries in the wreck.*
Motorcyclists face a greater likelihood of injuries when they are on the road. Without many of the safety features available in standard passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are left exposed. However, it is not simply the fact that motorcycles lack seatbelts, airbags, other safety features that make motorcycles less safe. Other factors include the risk of being overlooked by other drivers.
Studies indicate that drivers are less likely to notice motorcycles then they are to notice other cars and larger passenger vehicles on the road. Such oversights can lead to devastating crashes. One of the most common types of motorcycle collisions takes place when a driver is trying to make a left turn at an intersection and fails to see an oncoming motorcyclist. In these collisions, the motorcyclist often is left without enough time to stop in order to avoid the impact. Another common crash involving motorcycles takes place when a driver changes lanes and strikes a motorcyclist who is in that individual's blind spot.
The issues may be a matter of psychology. Driving is often perceived as a simple task, and yet when operating a car, the amount of input is significant. Our brains do their best to process the information, but that often means filtering out that which is deemed less vital. As smaller vehicles, motorcycles often fall into that less vital category. For the motorcyclists, the consequences can be deadly. Thousands of motorcyclists die in crashes every year, and these road users account for a disproportionately high number of overall crash victims. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration writes that the danger of being in a fatal wreck is 28 times as high for motorcyclists as it is for people in passenger cars.
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