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10 most common causes of a motorbike accident

Riders are the prey in a road. They are fast and sometimes hard to view, especially for trucks, and this makes motorbikes very vulnerable. Another big disadvantage is that we are not protected by a car: our helmet or additional gear are our single protection.

You can check also my other post: Why should I use helmet?

We will learn about the most common causes of a bike crash, but before we start, we must know that 36% of motorcycle accidents are caused by cars. That’s why I said we’re completely vulnerable on the road.

10- Exceeding the speed limit (5%): I think we all have thought about this. But it’s on the top 10, so riding fast is not really a very dangerous fact. Yes, since now you can ride fast without thinking about an accident but be careful and attentive when you do that.

9- Inadequate speed according to weather (6%): This kind of accidents happens especially in those places where it rains very often. High speed, difficult curve, wet road… We know how this finishes.


High speed, difficult curve, wet road… We know how this finishes.

8- Jamming on the brakes (7%): Something happens just in front of you and you must brake very hard, and if the road is wet, that’s enough to make you touch the floor.

7- Sliding road (7%): This one is not because of the rain, normally this happens when the road is disrepaired, sometimes even the markers on the road in combination with high speed can cause an accident.


Sometimes even the markers on the road in combination with high speed can cause an accident.

6- Reckless riding (9%): There is no need to explain this cause, it’s obvious. Wheelies should be done on a track, not on a normal road.

5- Beginner rider (9%): In some countries, you can ride a 125cc bike after a few years of experience driving a car, and this, sometimes, is a mistake. People don’t know how to ride a bike and they have (obviously) an accident.

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4- Bad manoeuvres (9%): Going into a curve with high speed thinking you are a motogp rider not always works, right?

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3- Not knowing what the other vehicle will do (13%): This one is a combination of almost all the other points: maybe you are a beginner, maybe you’re in a sliding road… And suddenly the other vehicle does something unexpected.

2- Not looking at the other vehicles properly (16%): Riding thinking at what you will have for dinner it’s not a good idea, you have to stay focused on the road and what’s happening on it.

1- Lose of control (16%): Again, this is a combination of a lot of reasons. Here we can include also the bike: bad tires, bad brakes… Maybe the rider feels bad, but this happens especially in the curves.

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to read my other post, “Why should I use a helmet?”

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