Motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous type of personal injury accidents. Because bikers are not as protected as motorists, motorcycle accidents can often lead to very severe injuries or even death. Bikers are also in more danger from motorists because they have a smaller vehicle and are not always easily seen. Here are three tips to avoid motorcycle accidents when you go out on the road.
It is a good idea to have colorful stickers or flags on your bike, or to wear colorful gear and a light-colored helmet. Make yourself as visible as possible to other motorists and truckers on the road. There will always be negligent drivers who are not paying close attention to the road and putting bikers at risk, yet you can mitigate some of that risk simply by making sure that you are easily seen by anyone who is observant.
It is more important for a motorcyclist to be alert and aware of everything happening on the road than it is for the average motorist. Because motorists are largely unobservant and easily distracted, it is important that you pay close attention to everything going on around you. While someone else’s negligence might cause an accident, your quick reaction could mean the difference between minor injury and severe disability.
Beware of Intersections
Most motorcycle accidents happen at intersections. Make sure that you are following all of the traffic laws, staying in your lane and in line with other vehicles, and observing the right of way. Be extra cautious when approaching a busy intersection and make sure that all vehicles around you are stopped completely before moving through the intersection.
If you have recently been in a motorcycle accident in spite of following these and other safety tips, we can help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free consultation.