While riding a motorcycle may be one of the most invigorating feelings, it is imperative that motorcyclists practice the utmost safety while driving, as there are a myriad of safety hazards that can surprise even the most experienced motorcyclist.
Hazardous Roadway Characteristics
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a statement concerning roadway characteristics which pose a hazard to motorcyclists. The following are listed in the MSF and NHTSA statement:
- Excessively high pavement ridges;
- Slick materials used to repair cracks and other road surface blemishes;
- Fluid spills;
- Roadway debris;
- Metal roadway surfaces;
- Roadside barriers; and
- Work-zone signage practices.