Because of a motorcycle’s sheer size, the bike and its rider are more susceptible to accidents if vehicle drivers are acting with negligence. Although risky, riding a motorcycle can be fun and thrilling! When you’re on the road, make sure you follow these safety tips to reduce your chances of being involved in a motorcycle accident:
Prep Your Bike
Before taking a drive, make sure your motorcycle is prepared for the ride. For example, check the tires for enough tread, ensure your headlights are working properly, double check your gas and oil levels, confirm your brakes work properly, and consider all other safety-related measures. If your bike is in top-notch shape, it will better equip you to avoid a motorcycle accident.
Unfortunately, many drivers do not obey the mantra, “Look Twice. Save a Life. Motorcycles are Everywhere.” However, you can follow this important saying! Make sure you look twice before turning, changing lanes, or proceeding through a green light. Never assume that a vehicle driver can see you; therefore, leave plenty of space and ride defensively.
As with driving any vehicle, fatigue and drowsiness can severely hinder your reaction time. If you are exhausted, wait to ride your motorcycle until you are rested. Don’t try to compensate your lack of energy with coffee and energy drinks, as these will wear off.
Adams Law Firm: Your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The Adams Law Firm attorneys are here for you if you’ve endured a motorcycle accident. We know you need a skilled lawyer to navigate this legal matter while you focus on your recovery journey. We would be honored to be your advocate during this time! Call us today with your questions: (478) 845-1961.
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