On Saturday, April 29th a 35-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx. According to authorities the young motorcyclist struck a vehicle and was propelled into a guardrail. Sadly, he did not survive the crash. The victim was reportedly on his way from a memorial for another fatally injured motorcyclist.
If you’re driving an automobile near a motorcyclist, there’s a few things you can do to reduce the likelihood of a crash:
- Motorcyclists will often swerve a bit more than motor vehicles, this is due to a number of reasons, including avoiding dangerous potholes, oil spots and so on. Please give motorcyclists plenty of space so that they can navigate a safe route.
- Stay back, motorcyclists have a much quicker stopping distance than cars. They are able to stop their bikes much faster than we are able to stop cars, and unfortunately because they are so exposed, if you rear end a motorcyclist you could easily cause life threatening injuries.
- Drive distracted free. Remember, even if you phone is out of reach, there are other distractions that can take your mind and eyes of the road.