Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Tips to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Posted By Maher Law Firm || 3-Oct-2017

Motorcycles provide an exhilarating and freeing experience for riders, but this mode of transportation is also more dangerous due to the inherent lack of protection available compared to cars or other motor vehicles. As such, safety should be a paramount concern for motorcyclists and you should be aware of the precautions required to avoid a potential accident on the roadways.

Here are some safety tips to help you prevent a motorcycle accident:

1.Make it easy for drivers to see you: Motorcycles are smaller than motor vehicles and you cannot assume that drivers are looking for you, even though they should. Instead of gambling with your life, make an effort to make it easy for others on the road to see you. Use your high beams during the day or wear bright, reflective clothing. You should also always avoid staying in a car’s blind spot.

2.Freeways are safer than surface streets: Limited-access roadways are better than areas around shopping districts because cars cannot turn across your right of way. Therefore, try to use freeways as much as you can.

3.Stay in the mix with cars: If you are in the midst of some busy urban traffic, try to stay mix with cars, rather than ahead of them or behind them. Oftentimes, many motorcyclists who get in an accident are those that are 30 yards ahead of a big mass of cars, or those that are 20 yards behind. This is especially true at night.

4.Never drink and drive: This is not only against the law, but incredibly dangerous. Motorcyclists who drink are about 40 times more likely to crash than sober drivers, so do yourself a favor and eliminate the risk of getting in trouble with the law or being involved in a fatal crash that could have been otherwise prevented.

5.Split lanes on the freeway: Splitting lanes on the freeway is actually safer than trusting the driver behind you will not rear-end you. However, you should not go much faster than the traffic flow and always be careful when coming up to a car that has an open space in the lane next to it.

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Orlando, FL

If you were recently injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligent or careless actions, now is the time to obtain the fierce legal representation you will need to obtain the compensation you deserve. At The Maher Law Firm, we have worked with thousands of clients and successfully recovered billions of dollars in damages during more than 40 years of service.

Contact our office today at (855) 338-0720 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.

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