Motorcyclists Who Follow These Defensive Driving Tips Can Reduce Their Chances of Being in an Accident
In a perfect world motorcyclists would be able to simply ride down the road, follow the laws, and count on being relatively safe. This is often not the case. For one thing, many drivers simply do not see motorcycles. In other instances, drivers do not realize that it is the law that they must share the road.
If a motorcyclist wants to work to reduce their chances of being in a motorcycle accident, they must learn how to drive defensively. Keep reading to find out the most important tips motorcyclists can follow to drive more defensively. If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
Make Sure You Are as Visible as Possible
One of the most dangerous aspects of riding a motorcycle is other drivers who cannot see you. To avoid this issue, make sure you take every possible step to be visible. This includes turning your headlights. Wear bright colors if you are riding at night or any time during decreased visibility. Make sure you stay out of the blind spot of cars and trucks. Doing your part to be visible can go a long way toward assuring your safety.
Slow Down – Especially at Intersections
Speeding can make it harder to stop and can increase the chances of serious injuries if you are in an accident. This is why we recommend not speeding. No where is this more important than at an intersection. Many motorcycle accidents at junctions and intersections. This is often because other drivers on the read are looking out for cars, trucks, etc., but they are not looking for people on motorcycles.
As you approach an intersection, slow down and keep an eye on others pulling up to the intersection. Never assume that they have seen you. This may be frustrating at times but it can help prevent an accident that could impact your life in a hugely negative way.
Always Wear Appropriate Safety Gear
Some safety gear is designed to make you more visible, as described above. Other safety gear, such as helmets and long pants, are not going to reduce your chance of being in an accident but they can increase the chance that you will survive an accident without a catastrophic injury. Always wear your safety gear – even if you are just riding a few blocks.
Call Us Today for a Free Legal Consultation
If you have been involved in a motorcycle in which someone else was at fault, we strongly urge you to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for your free legal consultation. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the compensation you are owed. Call now and let us begin working on your behalf.