It is common knowledge that driving a motorcycle comes with risks, risks which are different from those accompanying driving a car.
Despite these risks, people are still driving more and more motorcycles every year. Riding a motorcycle comes with a lot of positives, but it is important to minimize and acknowledge the risks.
Visibility and Emotions
Motor vehicle drivers often may not see a nearby motorcyclist. Therefore, if you are on a motorcycle make yourself visible to drivers at all times. This can mean effectively using your bike’s lights, or having reflective gear. Definitely avoid motor vehicle blind spots.
Keep your emotions under control on the highway as well. Letting your road rage get to you while operating a motorcycle can be catastrophic. Stay away from motor vehicle drivers who look like they cannot control their rage or annoyance at the road in that moment. As a motorcyclist, you do not have the large machinery protecting you the way a motor vehicle driver does.
Avoid Impaired and Distracted Operation
You would never drink and drive, so do not drink and get on your motorcycle. Being impaired while on a motorcycle comse with greater risk because crash risks are already high. Impaired driving just makes a crash more likely on a motorcycle.
Accidents are also more likely while on a motorcycle because of the high rate of speed that is possible on a bike. They are more likely on roads than on highways. Therefore, do not think that you are safer in your residential neighborhood. Be aware of other drivers, pedestrians, street signs and other fixed-objects.
The Massachusetts motorcycle injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have years of experienced in personal injury lawsuits due to motorcycle accidents. If you have been injured while on your bike, call our offices today at (617) 367-2900 to start your case.
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