August 27, 2012 by Michael Skousen
There’s nothing quite like hitting the open road on a motorcycle, with not much between you and the pavement. Yet this is what makes motorcycle transportation one of the most dangerous forms of travel. On average, three motorcyclists are killed every day in the United States as a result of intersection crashes. Motorcycle safety is a big part of preventing accidents and injuries, as well as limiting the seriousness of accidents through preventative measures.
- Always wear a helmet and protective gear while riding.
- Make sure to turn your headlights on when it’s dark out.
- Avoid driving down the center of the lane where debris and oil build up can create slicks.
- Ride safely at proper speed limits.
- Never ride if you’ve been drinking.
- Ride defensively with an eye out for other drivers.
Other drivers should also keep an eye out for motorcycles and safely share the road. Some tips for cars and trucks on the road:
- Look twice for motorcyclists at intersections.
- Exercise caution when entering highways and when changing lanes.
- Always maintain a safe distance behind motorcyclists.
- When passing a motorcyclists, move to the other lane and allow a full lane for the motorcycle.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the personal injury lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience can help you get fair and full compensation for your losses. Call us today for a free consultation at 480-833-8800.