Allergy season and the risk of a motorcycle crash

by | Apr 25, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle can present many dangers during any time of the year, whether a motorcyclist encounters ice on the road during the colder months or congested traffic during a summer festival or popular event. However, many motorcyclists struggle with seasonal allergies during the spring, and these symptoms can make an accident more probable for a variety of reasons. If you struggle with allergies, it may be necessary to avoid riding your motorcycle until your symptoms improve.

There are many ways in which allergies can lead to a motorcycle wreck. Allergy symptoms can prompt a motorcyclist to attempt to itch his or her eyes on the road and can also interfere with vision in some instances. Motorcyclists may struggle with excessive sneezing and symptoms may worsen when a motorcyclist is exposed to high levels of pollen while riding. Moreover, some take medication to help with their allergies, which could lead to drowsiness.

Even if a motorcyclist does not suffer from seasonal allergies, an accident may occur when they are struck by someone driving another vehicle who has allergies. Therefore, it is important to be especially alert during allergy season and watch out for any other risk factors that could lead to a motorcycle collision. In the event that an accident is caused by a careless driver who may have been drowsy due to allergy medication they took before getting behind the wheel, pursuing legal action may be essential. Unfortunately, more motorcycle wrecks will occur in the future because of seasonal allergies.


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