If you're like most motorcyclists, you've probably been told to take special care at intersections, because drivers often don't notice motorcycles when they make turns. Another hazard is following or being followed by passenger vehicles, because drivers often don't understand how quickly bikes can stop -- or they themselves stop on a dime without any warning.
Those are definitely two situations where even a veteran rider can get hurt, and it's crucial for you to be aware of that. What may come as more of a surprise, however, is that single-vehicle accidents appear to be far more common than we probably thought. In fact, single-vehicle claims topped Progressive Insurance's list in 2014, in terms of total motorcycle claims.