It’s probably no surprise that motorcycle accidents happen more during the summer months. There are more cycles on the road, more vehicles traveling, and a higher incidence of DUI. According to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to have a deadly accident on the road than those in a passenger vehicle.
What may surprise you is that a study conducted by the University of Southern California found that in accidents involving motorcycles and cars, the passenger vehicle was at fault two-thirds of the time. The primary cause of the accident was, according to the study, motorists who failed to detect motorcycles in traffic.