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Seasonal allergies and motorcycle crashes

On Behalf of | Mar 23, 2020 | Motorcycle Accidents |

For motorcyclists, there are many hazards to keep an eye out for. However, it is important for those who suffer from allergies to watch out for the ways in which symptoms can increase the chances of a crash, especially during the springtime. For example, motorcyclists who suffer from allergies sometimes have difficulty focusing on the road due to a severe headache, itchy eyes and constant sneezing. Moreover, these symptoms often become especially concerning when a motorcyclist who struggles with allergies does not cover their face on the road and pollen is blown directly into their mouth and nose. 

In addition to allergy symptoms, many people take medication to help and these drugs sometimes result in drowsiness. Those who are not familiar with the ways in which certain drugs affect them are especially likely to become drowsy on the road. If someone is struggling with severe allergies, it is often a good idea to wait until symptoms improve before riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, many crashes will occur during the spring and even though allergies are not always pinpointed as a factor in an accident, many people cause collisions because of the symptoms they are struggling with. 

Aside from the ways in which pollen affects motorcyclists who have allergies, these symptoms also affect the abilities of many drivers. For example, some motorcyclists are hit by drivers who are struggling with allergies. It is important for motorcyclists who are involved in an accident to uncover all details surrounding the accident. On our website, we discuss a number of topics related to motorcycle collisions.