Idaho roads are very attractive to motorcyclists, but they can also be dangerous. Motorcyclists come from around the world to enjoy the wonderful scenery of Idaho and drive the twisting, winding roads of the state. It can be a big thrill for a motorcyclist to glide over these roads in a powerful motorcycle. However, it can be all too easy to kick up the speed of a motor bike to dangerous levels.
There are many spectacular parks in the region, which means that Idaho highways are often crowded with vehicles of all kinds, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and campers. Often, the drivers are looking around at the wonderful scenery, instead of keeping their eyes constantly on the road. It takes only a split second of inattention for a terrible accident to occur.
Motorcycle drivers and passengers are especially vulnerable in a collision since their vehicle is far smaller than the cars and trucks on the road. Also, on a motorcycle, the driver and passenger are not encased by the vehicle and will often get flung a great distance at high speed until they hit the road or another object. Quite often, the motorcycle riders are not wearing any special gear so they have no protection at all when they are sent flying from the bike.
Because of the twisting and winding nature of many roads in Idaho, it is often difficult for those driving in cars or trucks to see motorcyclists in time to avoid a collision. Motorcycles are very small in relationship to the size of cars and trucks and they can be easily overlooked until it is too late. At night, their smaller size can render them almost invisible. In the day, the drivers of the motorcycles or of the cars may be distracted by the beautiful scenery or by the sight of a wild animal near the road and take their attention from the road.
Is Idaho dangerous for motorcyclists? The state of Idaho has witnessed the deaths of 140 motorcyclists in the years from 2011 to 2016. In addition to these motorcycle fatalities, there have also been thousands of accidents that resulted in injuries to the motorcyclists. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in the state of Idaho, you need to get in touch with a competent Boise motorcycle crash lawyer. A good personal injury attorney who is experienced in dealing with motorcycle accidents can ensure that the victims and their families will get the compensation they deserve.