Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience. However, there are also dangers associated with this form of transportation that can lead to injuries or even death if not properly addressed. To protect yourself from reckless drivers on our roadways, please take these safety precautions into consideration.
Always Wear Protective Gear Including Boots, Gloves, and Eye Protection
This is one of the most important aspects to remember when riding a motorcycle. Not wearing proper protection can lead to serious injuries, even death during an accident. The consequences of not wearing protective gear during a motorcycle accident can be fatal. That is precisely why you need to wear proper protection whenever you’re on your motorcycle.
Keep Your Eyes Open for Cars Pulling Out Into Traffic Without Looking
Drivers are often in a rush when on the road, so never assume that they have seen you. Always be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes peeled for cars pulling out into traffic without looking, especially at intersections. If you see a car pulling out in front of you, slow down and be prepared to take action. Do not assume that the driver will wait for you to pass before pulling out in front of you.
Use Caution When Passing Other Vehicles
Do not attempt to pass a vehicle when it is in the middle of turning or changing lanes. If you need to pass, give ample warning before making a move. Make sure that you have enough room to pass the vehicle and return safely to your lane after passing it. Do not cut off a car in order to get ahead of it. Doing so can put you at risk of being hit by another vehicle traveling at a high speed.
Watch Out for Debris in the Roadway
Debris in the roadway can be very dangerous for motorcycles. If you see debris, slow down and proceed with caution to avoid it. Also, do not attempt to swerve quickly to avoid debris. Doing so can cause you to lose control of your motorcycle and potentially lead to a serious accident.
At Shlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys P.C., we are dedicated to protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision, please contact our law firm today. We offer free consultations to anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident.