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How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

15 December 2020

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

While roads can help us travel from one destination to the next, there are many risks associated with navigating them, one of which includes the people that use them. Motorcyclists are often overlooked when riding, which can result in serious and even fatal consequences. While they have just as much right to the road as other motorists, they are more vulnerable road users. Motorcyclists are most commonly injured or killed due to head-on collisions. To prevent this type of accident as well as others, it is important for motorcyclists to practice defensive driving. Learn how to avoid motorcycle accidents and ride safely with tips from Davis Law Group.

Pay Attention to the Road

It is important for motorcyclists to have their eyes on the road at all times, anticipating what other drivers might do because unfortunately, drivers can be negligent and fail to see them. It is important for motorcycle drivers to make themselves visible, which includes avoiding riding in blind spots, wearing reflective clothing, and equipping the bike itself with gear that stands out. Another important safety measure to take is to leave enough room between the rider and the vehicle ahead of them in case of a sudden stop. 

Avoid Motorcycle Accidents By Obeying Traffic Laws

It goes without saying that traffic laws should be abided by whenever a person operates a vehicle. For example, to prevent accidents from occurring, motorcyclists need to keep an eye out for posted speed limits signs and make sure to follow them. Going too slow or too fast can still result in devastating outcomes. Motorcyclists should never drink and ride as well as operate a bike under the influence of drugs. These can affect their judgement, slowing reaction time and causing them to lose balance and coordination, resulting in a crash. 

Wear Protective Gear

Wearing protective gear can offer better protection to a rider involved in an accident in comparison to one that chooses not to. This gear includes a helmet, pants, a jacket, and gloves. Brightly colored and reflective clothing can also help a rider be more visible to other motorists, helping to prevent an accident from taking place. 

Refrain From Riding in Dangerous Conditions

The conditions of the road as well as the weather can play a major role in causing motorcycle accidents. While traveling, it is important to look out for any potholes, fallen debris, and uneven pavement. In serious weather conditions, like rain, snow, sleet, or heavy winds, it is important to determine whether or not it is safe to travel. 

Schedule Maintenance Checks

Lastly, accidents can be avoided by maintaining a motorcycle. Tires can become worn out, the chain may be poorly lubricated, or other parts can become defective. To ensure this is not the case, it is essential to practice regular maintenance tips as well as schedule appointments with a trusted mechanic. 

Contact Davis Law Group

If you or your loved one is a victim of a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced attorneys at Davis Law Group. Our team has the knowledge, resources, and credibility necessary when it comes to approaching and navigating motorcycle accident cases. It is important to know that you are never alone and that someone is here to help represent you so that you may receive the justice you deserve. 

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