Riding motorbikes has become increasingly popular. Within the last three decades the number of admissions has been growing steadily, the existence of vehicles has more than tripled since 1983, and as forecasted, the trend will not be broken in the next few years. This paper is concerned with describing the distinctive types of accidents with motorcycles in the urban area. Especially, the drivers view and visibility shall be the focus of attention. By means of analyzing a long-term accident statistics, similarities in the circumstances of the accident, as well as sources of danger concerning motorcycling in the urban area are derived. In order to do so, 13 crossroads, which normally witness motorcycle accidents, were selected and examined according to frequently occurring types of accidents. Six of this selected crossroads have shown serious deficits concerning visual range, which is extremely likely to be a major cause of an accident. Besides the view, also an increased traffic volume causes motorcycles to crash. Motorcycle riders are normally swift to react in traffic due to the smaller allowance of the motorbike, for example, they change lanes or overtake other cars extremely quick. However, motorcyclists often get into areas in which they are not visible for other traffic participants. As a consequence, investigations in how far the crash helmet affects the riders sight and the how the motorcycles allowance impairs the visibility will be carried out.