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Avoid motorcycle crashes in construction zones with these tips

Motorcycle accidents are not always avoidable, especially when traffic is heavy, and there's no way to avoid drivers who may not see you. However, it's important to know how to drive safely in construction zones on a motorcycle.

Construction zones have many hazards, so drivers become focused on staying in their lane and avoiding things like cones and debris on the ground. Someone who is attempting to avoid a large pothole, for example, may not even look into your lane before swerving. That could lead to a crash.

So, as a motorcyclist, how can you avoid a crash in a construction zone?

Your best bet is to give yourself as much space as possible. Try to leave a car's length or more between you and the vehicle in front of you, and to avoid riding directly next to any vehicle. You want to avoid blind spots, so that you are always visible to drivers.

You always want to leave enough space so that a vehicle could slightly swerve or move to the side without impacting you. It may be hard in congested traffic, but it's your right to be safe and to slow down if you're not comfortable with the amount of traffic around you.

In a worst-case scenario, you can pull to the side of the road or take an exit and find a route that doesn't go through the construction zone. Alternative routes may be safer for you, especially if the roads were damaged along the construction route.

Overall, give yourself space and try alternative routes if the roads are congested, and you'll reduce your risk of injury. If you do suffer injuries as the result of an at-fault driver, make sure that you get the compensation you need and deserve.

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