Summer is one of the best times of the year to get out on a motorcycle and ride, especially in Western North Carolina. From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, it’s hard to top riding in the N.C. mountains.
But anywhere a motorcyclist rides in North Carolina, they have to be wary of heavy traffic and careless drivers. Motorcycle accidents happen by the thousands in our state every year, and according to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, 87 percent of them led to a reportable personal injury in 2013.
Here are a few tips for driving safely and avoiding motorcycle accidents when you ride this summer: