As any West Virginian who has ridden on a motorcycle knows, the thrill of the open road is often tempered by the knowledge that an accident with another motor vehicle may be just around the next corner. For a motorcyclist, this is generally a losing proposition. For this reason, motorcyclists should always observe speed limits and pay close attention to other vehicles and weather and road conditions. In addition, everyone on a motorcycle should wear a helmet that meets federal standards and clothing that offers some protection in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Motorcyclists love to ride, but they put themselves at great risk out on the open road. Motorcycles are no match for other cars and SUVs, much less semi-trucks and tractor-trailers. While motorcyclists can take many safety precautions, there is no way to prevent other negligent or reckless drivers from causing an accident or injury.