Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience. You feel a certain connection to the road, the wind whips your hair, and you really get the full feeling of speed. Motorcycles also are known for being inherently dangerous due to their lack of protection and being hard to see on the road. Here are a few safety tips for new riders.
Wear a Helmet
No matter what, it is crucial to always wear a helmet when you are riding your motorcycle. A head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. If you do not wear a helmet and experience a crash, you are 40% more likely to sustain a fatal head injury. Wearing a helmet is unarguably the single most important thing you can do.
Make Them See You
While most drivers try their best to look out for everyone on the road, motorcyclists are a lot smaller than the average vehicle. The most common thing a driver will say after an accident with a motorcyclist is, “I didn’t even see them!” Make sure that drivers on the road see you and never assume that you are visible. Wear bright colors, do not hang out in a driver’s blind spot, and never put yourself in a position where you have no way out.
When you are riding, always try to anticipate other driver’s actions. Stay far enough away from vehicles that you can react quickly to avoid an accident. Always take weather conditions into account when you are riding so that you can adjust your speed and distance in order to have a quick enough reaction time.
If you do get into a motorcycle accident, you need to speak to an experienced attorney. Joe Knows Law is a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney who is happy to assist you with your case. Call (972) 562-9700 today!