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Do motorcycle riders face unique challenges?

As a motorcyclist, you may not regularly think about the unique challenges that you face. That said, these do exist and you need to be aware of them at all times.

Above all else, keep this in mind: Some drivers are not interested in sharing the road with motorcyclists. For this reason, you're at risk when one of these people is in close proximity.

Other unique challenges include:

-- Visual recognition. Due to the fact that you are in a smaller vehicle, others may not be able to see you as well. This holds true in many situations, such as when a truck is changing lanes.

-- Road hazards. This may not be a big deal to those in passenger cars, but these hazards can mean major trouble for a motorcyclist. This includes things such as debris, puddles and oil slicks.

-- Riding skills and experience. It takes much more skill to operate a motorcycle than a passenger vehicle. If you don't have the skill and experience required, it's essential to stick with basic riding for the time being. Taking on a more advanced situation could lead to an accident and serious injuries.

There is no denying the fact that motorcycle riders face unique challenges. For this reason, you need to know what you are up against every time you hit the open road.

If you are ever involved in an accident, you need to receive medical treatment without delay. From there, you can learn more about who caused the accident and how to receive compensation for your injuries and damages.

Source: FindLaw, "Motorcycle Accidents: Overview," accessed Sep. 15, 2016

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