The roads and highways throughout Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina are some of the most scenic routes in the country, and the Blue Ridge Parkway and the “Tail of the Dragon” near Great Smoky Mountain National Park are highlights for motorcycle enthusiasts. However, these roads are windy, and a motorcycle accident can happen without warning.
Here are some important tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that can help you travel safely alongside motorcycles regardless of the type of road you are on.
Understanding How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
A crash involving a motorcycle often occurs when a driver does not appreciate that motorcyclists are vehicles — just like a passenger car — and thus have the same rights and responsibilities of an automobile driver.