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Late Night Driving Brings Increased Danger for all California MotorcyclesDriving at night can be dangerous for any California motorcyclist – young, old, experienced, or not. When driving at night you have limited vision and, therefore, shortened time to respond to anything that may happen around you. Combine that with the myriad of other reasons that impair motorists on California roads and you have a recipe for disaster. Fatigue, drugs, alcohol, cellphones, and other distractions can all increase the risk of sustaining a serious California motorcycle accident. No matter what type of motorcycle you ride, a heightened awareness of your surroundings and being prepared to drive defensively can make all the difference.
On October 23, Christopher McGinnis of Los Angeles, California was a victim to a late night motorcycling accident. While driving his motorcycle in the southbound carpool lane of Seal Beach Boulevard, McGinnis veered to the left and struck the center divider that then caused him to fall of his motorcycle. The Orange County Fire Authority paramedics treated him on the scene around 4:30 and by 4:55 a.m., he was pronounced dead.  Authorities cited water on the roadway and nighttime driving as some of the reasons the fatal Los Angeles motorcycle accident occurred.
It is important that California motorcyclists are aware of the inherent dangers of driving at night, especially if the conditions are made even more dangerous by other factors—including water on the road. If you are riding a motorcycle at night, be sure to always wear bright and reflective clothing. In addition, make sure that your motorcycle is as visible as possible, including adding reflective items to your bike and making sure that all of your headlights, taillights, and blinkers are functioning properly. If you are unsure about California motorcycle safety, it may be wise to consider signing up for a defensive driving class in your area.
If you are injured in a California motorcycling accident, a California motorcycle attorney can help you understand your possible rights to compensation. Our California biker lawyers are experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases and can help motorcycle victims in any part of California. Whether you live in Santa Barbara, Redmond, Anaheim, San Jose or any other California city, call us for a free consultation today at 1-800-4-BIKERS.