How to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycling is meant to be an enjoyable activity. Bikers love riding the roads, and usually take the necessary precautions when doing so to ensure their safety. However, motorcycle crashes are still one of hte leading cause of fatal road accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death. Safe riding practices can help prevent accidents and keep all motorists safe on the road. You can read more about motorcycle accident statistics here.
You already know that riding is fun, that’s why you choose to go out and do it. You know there is a unique joy and thrill that comes with cruising down the road and feeling the wind whip around you. You also know that motorcycling requires skill, and you have the unique qualities to ride. When you get out on the road, if you follow some basic safety rules you can help promote safety around you:
- ALWAYS wear a helmet and proper protection
- Obey traffic laws, signs, speed limits, and lane markings
- Be alert of your surroundings, intersections and other motorists
- Wear bright clothing and reflective elements to make yourself noticeable
- Leave plenty of room between your bike and other vehicles or pedestrians
- Ride with the flow of traffic
- NEVER ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Do not ride in bad weather
Caution on the Road
Riding should be a fun activity, but if we do not practice caution on the road, it can quickly turn dangerous. Sadly, accidents can happen to anyone, but a motorcyclist is more likely to be injured or killed than a motorist. If a motorist injures a motorcyclist, that motorist can be held accountable depending upon the circumstances.
Motorcycle cases are unique and complex, so you need an attorney who thoroughly understands the laws of the road. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the road, but their safety is still paramount. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, give us a call. We stand by justice, and we can help you look at your legal options. The statute of limitations is likely already running, so contact us today!