Montlick and Associates Offer Safety Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents
According to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that 4,990 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017. This number, based on preliminary data provided by State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), represents a projected 5.6% decrease from 2016 – a difference of 296 lives.” Motorcycle accidents are primarily caused by a driver who does not spot the motorcyclist in his or her wake, as well as drunk driving, drugged driving, driver distraction, and when a biker dangerously weaves in and out of lanes.
Accordingly, to avoid a motorcycle accident, it is important that you take certain preventative steps, which includes the following:
- Wear protective clothing. This should include wearing leather clothes, shoes with non-skid soles and gloves, if possible. This tip also includes wearing reflective tape so others can see you, especially at night.
- Wear a helmet. This is a no brainer, as helmets save lives. Not wearing a helmet during an accident can lead to traumatic brain injuries and even death.
- Follow traffic rules. Always go the speed limit and do not weave in and out of lanes. Be sure if you are riding with others to drive in single file.
- Drive as defensively as possible. Assume others cannot see you while riding. According to geico.com, nearly two thirds of all motorcycle accidents are caused by a driver violating a motorcyclist’s right of way. Also be sure to signal drivers as to your intended direction. Furthermore, always watch for vehicles that are turning.
- Ride sober and awake. Do not drink and ride your bike, as riding while impaired can lead to serious injuries and even death. Also, driving while fatigued can also lead to serious consequences.
- Maintain your bike. Be sure to always keep your bike in good repair, which includes checking the integrity of your signals, tires and fluid levels.
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