Motorcycle Head-On Collisions in Michigan
A head-on collision happens when the front ends of two cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles collide with each other in opposite directions. This type of collision falls under the category of crashes called lane-departure or road-departure crashes. This is because the causes are similar, even if the consequences are different. In both, the driver is not able to stay centered in their correct lane. Instead, they either leave the roadway or cross the center-line which will most likely result in a collision.
The consequences of a head-on collision are more drastic for a motorcycle rider because they are not protected by anything other than their helmets, unlike a vehicle driver. This fact alone puts them in more danger. The state of Michigan recognizes this and acknowledges that the visibility of motorcycles is a primary concern when it comes to motorcycle crashes. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation enumerated the following items as helpful in clearly identifying motorcyclists on the road: