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The Dangers of Lane-Splitting

The Dangers of Lane-Splitting

Motorcyclists and Lane-Splitting

Getting out for a ride on your motorcycle is certainly a fun activity. Whether you are riding to the beach or going for an extended tour of your town, it’s no secret that motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in a severe accident than other motorists. Even though there are road hazards beyond your control, such as drunk drivers or debris blocking the road, there is at least one way you can reduce your risk of getting into an accident — avoid lane-splitting. In fact, lane-splitting is so dangerous, it’s been made illegal in Florida.

What is Lane-Splitting?

Lane splitting involves the dangerous maneuver of riding a motorcycle between two lanes in slow-moving or stopped traffic. Trying to bypass traffic with this move can cause a serious accident, resulting in a devastating injury.

Why is Lane-Splitting So Dangerous?

The following factors can increase a driver’s risk of getting into an accident when lane-splitting:

  • Inexperience
  • Limited lane space between cars and motorcycles
  • Unpredicted traffic moves such as lane changes and turns
  • Driver blind spots

Injuries Caused by Lane-Splitting

While lane-splitting is just one way a motorcycle accident can happen, here are some of the most common types of injuries that motorcyclists sustain:

Since motorcyclists are not protected by a metal casing, seatbelts, or airbags, getting into an accident can be devastating.

Contact a Clearwater Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

At Roman & Gaynor, we know how to handle the toughest motorcycle accident claims — including the ones that involve lane-splitting. Our personal injury attorneys are here to answer all of your questions and concerns if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident.

Contact us today at (727) 877-1212 for a free case evaluation.

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