It is always important for Massachusetts drivers to pay attention to the traffic and road conditions around them. A case could be made that it is even more important when the vehicle in front of a driver is a motorcycle. Because those riders are more exposed in a motor vehicle accident than those in enclosed passenger vehicles, their injuries are often more serious and even fatal.
An example of the fragility of the lives of motorcycle riders occurred recently on Route 16 in Massachusetts. A motorcycle began slowing in the area of a campground. The vehicle behind it failed to slow in time to keep from colliding with the back of the motorcycle.