Spring is here, which means there will be more motorcycles on the road as the weather gets warmer. If you’re someone who loves to ride, you probably know the basics of safe riding, but there are many riders who are just starting out. We wanted to provide a few basics to make sure you stay safe while riding on the highways or country roads on your bike during the spring and summer months.
First and foremost, please know that motorcycles are much safer than they used to be. They certainly leave more room for error as they have better safety features and handling than they once had. However, even the most well-designed bike will not protect you from everything. With that in mind, here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:
Always Wear a Helmet: There’s no excuse here. You are much more likely to die or suffer a brain injury in a motorcycle when you don’t wear a helmet. Even if it is not required in your state, you should never go on your bike without a helmet. Boots, a motorcycle jacket, and preventative safety gear may also be a good idea as well.
Be as Visible as You Can to Other Drivers: If it’s nighttime, wear reflective gear to make sure you are seen. You might consider keeping your lights on at all times as well. Before you get on your bike, test the lights to make sure they are in good working order.
Practice Safe Driving: And, of course, make sure you are following the basic driving rules and regulations. Don’t speed or drive aggressively and always maintain a safe distance between you and the other drivers. And it goes without saying that you should never drink or take any drugs and drive.
Have you been in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault? Contact the law offices of Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky today at (212) 732-3665. Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky reviews all complaints to determine whether or not those affected have a case.