Now that spring is in full bloom and the summer months are right around the corner, Kentucky residents may be ready to completely say goodbye to their cold weather gear and prepare for some fun in the sun. While some may ditch their coats and boots for shorts and flip flops, others may embrace other signs of improving weather conditions.

Motorcyclists who have kept their vehicles under wraps during the cold and icy months of the year may be ready to get back out on the roads now that Memorial Day has officially come and gone. As they tune up their vehicles and dust off their helmets they should remember that many accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles happen due to the negligence and carelessness of other motorists.

For example, many drivers fail to see motorcyclists and other small vehicles when they are out on Kentucky roads and highways. This problem is known as visual recognition, and when a driver does not see a motorcycle and rider in their blind spot or coming toward them, disastrous consequences can result.

Also, distracted drivers can be a threat to motorcyclists as well as other motorists and pedestrians on the roads. Drivers who are more focused on their cellphones or other technological devices may create hazards for others who must drive near them.

Riding a motorcycle is a joy that many Kentucky residents embrace. However, the injuries that a person can suffer when involved in a motorcycle accident may be severe. Compensation is sometimes an option for those who have suffered personal injuries in collisions between motor vehicles and motorcycles.

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