Motorcycle Safety Tips
Motorcycles, by their very nature, are more dangerous than automobiles. They don’t have the advanced safety features of today’s cars such as crumple zones, airbags, or even seat belts. If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, the odds are good that you will be thrown from the bike, and your injuries could be very severe. Additionally, they aren’t as stable as four-wheeled vehicles, and they are more likely to lose traction in bad weather or road conditions. Additionally, other drivers may have a hard time recognizing how fast motorcycles are traveling.
Staying Safe on Your Bike
According to a study released in 2006, motorcycles are 2.5 times more likely than car drivers to be involved in a fatal accident. Because of all the dangers facing them, motorcyclists need to know how to be safe on the road and how to prevent accidents from happening. The following are helpful safety tips that can get you safely from Point A to Point B:
Wear appropriate gear and clothing. A quality full-face helmet is the best headgear you can get, and can prevent serious damage to your brain or face. Leather riding clothing or safety armor is also recommended.
Don’t be an overly aggressive driver. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by riders being too aggressive: taking turns too fast, weaving in or out of traffic, or over-accelerating. By driving safely and responsibly, you can significantly reduce the chances of having an accident.
If the conditions aren’t safe, don’t get on your motorcycle. Bad road conditions are magnified on a motorcycle.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.