When springtime begins, dangerous driving conditions do not simply disappear from winter. As snow melts, road blemishes from a rough winter begin to show. When ice and snow are continually plowed and sanded away by trucks, the precipitation seeps through the surface of the pavement, resulting in its expansion when temperatures drop. Even as the temperatures begin to rise and more mild weather arrives with spring, the pavement often remains raised until a car drives over the area and cracks the pavement, creating a pothole.

blog-motorspringWhile cars and trucks should be careful of tire damage from these road protrusions, they are usually fairly protected within their vehicles from suffering a personal injury. On the other hand, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to the effects of driving over a pothole, as they are only driving on two wheels with no enclosure. Especially when driving in an unfamiliar area, make sure to leave enough space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you so you can see the potholes coming before it’s too late.

Construction crews will often work to repave a road that has been significantly damaged by winter weather conditions, which is both good and bad for motorcyclists. While there will be less potholes for riders to be cautious of, the process of road paving and milling cause the surface of the road to be unleveled. Even when road construction crews are not at work, reduce your speed in the area being currently worked on and keep your eyes open for any loose gravel that could cause your bike to spin out.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, we ride. We understand. Call Trantolo and Trantolo to speak to one of our experienced motorcycle attorneys about your case. We understand the dangers of riding, as many of our staff members are riders themselves. Trust our family to help yours by calling any of our CT locations today.