Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous at any time of the year, but certain seasons are especially hazardous in some parts of the nation. For example, the fall months can bring different types of weather-related road hazards, including strong winds, fog, rain and even ice or snow, in some places. These hazards can be particularly dangerous for those who ride motorcycles and it is paramount for you to focus on your safety if you plan on riding during the fall.
Sometimes, people put their motorcycles away for the year when summer comes to an end. Others, however, enjoy riding during the fall because the weather is not as hot. Riding a motorcycle in the fall can be rewarding, but it is crucial to keep the weather-related risks you may encounter in mind while on the road. For example, wet roads can cause motorcyclists to lose control, falling off of their motorcycle or colliding with a vehicle. Roads can be especially hazardous around sharp turns and in spots where wet leaves have accumulated.
Even if you prioritize road safety, other drivers may be careless. Another driver may lose control of their car or truck, for example, and slam into you. Or, someone may not even be paying attention to the road while they are driving, and certain weather conditions can make it more difficult for drivers to see what is in front of them. If you are hit by someone while riding your motorcycle, you should be aware of the legal options you might have.