The number of motor vehicle accidents has increased over the last few years in Connecticut and the rest of the country. It is important to be aware that cars and trucks are not the only reasons for accidents: Scooters are also a common culprit in motor vehicle accidents. In some cases, scooter riders are the victims of other drivers’ negligence. Read on to learn more.
What causes scooter and motor vehicle accidents?
There are a number of reasons why motor vehicle accidents happen, and scooter riders can be the cause or on the receiving end. One cause is reckless driving by motor vehicle drivers. If, for instance, a motor vehicle driver disobeys traffic rules and regulations, whether out of carelessness, ignorance, or intentional disregard for safety standards, they can collide with a scooter.
Scooter riders, on the other hand, can be responsible for motor vehicle accidents if they are not careful when they ride. Scooters have a smaller profile and narrower wheelbase than motor vehicles. If a rider is not careful about where they ride, particularly on motorways and other high-speed roads, motor vehicle drivers may not be able to see them or avoid hitting them.
How to avoid scooter accidents
The best way to avoid scooter and motor vehicle accidents is by sticking to the rules of the road. All car and truck drivers should be careful, which means looking out for motorcyclists and scooter riders. Riders should be especially careful when they ride on motorways. They should also avoid riding at night because motor vehicle drivers have a harder time seeing them in low light conditions.
Carelessness on the part of a scooter rider or motor vehicle driver could result in a serious crash. The best way to avoid such accidents is to ensure that you obey traffic laws and pay attention while riding or driving.