If you've ridden your motorcycle on just about any road in California, we should not have to convince you that there are plenty of terrible drivers out there. Half the people driving through Orange County on the 405 seem to be more focused on texting than they are on driving. But we do like to remind you every now and again. That's why we bring you motorcycle accident reports from OC and throughout California.
But once in awhile you see something that really reminds you how bad — not just distracted and negligent — but truly bad some drivers are. Consider this: I was at the DMV to register a new vehicle, and I had some time to kill. So I was tooling around on my phone, surfing the net, and something led me to a driver-safety video. The comments on it were frightening. For example, "I didn't know you had to check a blind spot when moving into the left lane?" or "Is there a blind spot on your left, I thought it was over your right shoulder." These kinds of comments went on and on. Some were actually debated.
Dangers are out there. We see them here every day. Stay alert. Expect cagers to cut you off, turn left in front of you, run stop signs, and of course, not look at their blind spot before changing lanes. What can you do about it? Stay out of cars' blind spots. Approach intersections with caution. And if you'll pardon the cliche, expect the unexpected. Eventually, after you've been riding long enough, you really will start to see a lot of those "unexpected" things before they happen. You'll develop a kind of "spidey-sense." But it takes years and years of riding. So stay safe and (we'll say it one more time) stay alert! If you're injured in a motorcycle accident, we are happy to provide you with the best legal representation in the business. But we mean it when we say we'd rather you never need us.