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Utah Is a Prime State for Motorcycling, but Roadway Dangers Abound

August 7, 2014 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
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Few states offer the kind of pristine natural beauty that can be readily observed from Utah's network of highways and roads. Motorcycle enthusiasts travel from all over the country to visit Utah's national parks and experience everything else that a ride through the Beehive State has to offer. But, with the high number of riders out enjoying the countryside, there is a serious risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Every motorist should be aware of a few safety essentials that can decrease the risk to themselves and others. Driver Focus, Rider Strategies Many motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive or distracted driving; the most common type of motorcycle accident involves another vehicle violating the rider's right-of-way, usually by pulling out in front of an oncoming motorcyclist at an intersection. Drivers of passenger vehicles generally have a far wider range of distractions at their fingertips compared to motorcyclists: food and beverages,

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