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
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.