Essential Safety Tips Specifically for New Motorcycle Riders in California
As the number of individuals who own motorbikes grows, it is more crucial than ever to know how to ride safely. Read on for six safety suggestions, but if you are hurt in a motorcycle accident in California, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 right away.
Purchase the correct motorcycle
When purchasing your first motorbike, do not only go for the one with the greatest horsepower or the trendiest appearance. Choose one that you feel comfortable with. Start with a lower model and upgrade later if you think it’s necessary.
Enroll in a safety course
To obtain a motorbike license, drivers above the age of 18 must pass a series of vision, written, and driving tests. If you take an approved motorcycle basic rider course, you can avoid taking the driving test. This is an excellent education that will help everyone on the road to be safer.
Use a helmet and other safety equipment
You will never be able to completely eliminate the possibility of an accident. Wearing a helmet that meets, if not exceeds, government safety standards is the best method to lower your chances of death or serious head damage. When riding a motorcycle in California, everyone is required by law to wear a helmet.
If you have been drinking or using drugs, do not ride your bike
This may sound self-evident, but keep in mind that we did not advise stay off your bike if you are intoxicated; we said if you have been drinking. Do not drive after even one beer. You may believe it has no effect on your driving, but when you’re new to riding motorcycles, even minor differences in your awareness, decision-making abilities, and other factors might raise your chances of being involved in an accident.
Do not ride in inclement weather
Before you leave, check the weather forecast. It is subject to rapid change. If it is raining, try to avoid riding, but if you are stuck and do not have a choice, slow down and leave extra space between you and the car in front of you.
Be wary of road hazards
Every motorist should be aware of potential road hazards, but motorcycle riders must be more vigilant. Why? Because even the tiniest bump can cause your bike to crash. Your bike could skid and slip on a basic gravel driveway. Larger road dangers have the potential to be fatal.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an attorney
For a free legal consultation, call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We can take your case on a contingency basis, which means you won’t have to pay anything until we win. Call right now to check if you qualify for this option.