The road is a dangerous place for bikers. Every year, hundreds of riders are injured and killed in crashes involving distracted motorists. In this article, we discuss important motorcycle safety tips that can help you avoid an accident next time you straddle the saddle.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can help you maximize your compensation. Brad Tabakin is a personal injury lawyer who has represented bikers from all walks of life. He will evaluate your case to determine the next best step to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at 877-333-0300 to find out more. And don’t forget to visit and join our Facebook group for news and updates in the Bikers Have Rights community. Let’s take a look at a few important motorcycle safety tips.
1. Don’t Ride Under the Influence
There’s no better way to cap off an afternoon ride with a beer at your destination. But studies have shown that increased blood alcohol content can slow your reaction times and impair judgment. Bottom line: you’re far more likely to crash while riding under the influence than when you’re sober in the saddle. If you’re planning to drink, opt for a rideshare service or taxi instead.
2. Wear Protective Gear
Wearing a helmet could save your life, but protective gear isn’t just reserved for your head. For example, a high-quality bike jacket with protectors sowed into the fabric will cushion the blow if you crash or fall. Other layers, such as gloves, will shield your hands and prevent road rash.
3. Check Your Tires
A blown tire can send you skidding towards an accident. Before you head out, check your tires for any bulges, cracks, or other warning signs such as worn treads or low tire pressure.
4. Don’t Ride in Bad Weather
Slippery roads are high accident zones. Not only will your bike struggle to stick to the road, but rain can also reduce visibility. However, if you do need to ride in the rain, take it slow. Sudden maneuvers can send you skidding out of control.
5. Maintain a Safe Following Distance
If you’re on the road and behind a motorist or another rider, try keep around three to four seconds of road between you and the other driver. This will give you enough time to react to any sudden movements and potentially avoid a serious accident.
Speak to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Even with these essential motorcycle safety tips in your toolbox, accidents can still happen. If you were injured in a motorcycle crash, it’s time to turn to a skilled personal injury lawyer.
Brad Tabakin has decades of experience representing bikers in court and negotiations with insurers. He’s also a motorcycle enthusiast and has logged thousands of miles riding across the country in the saddles of his Harley Davidson bikes. Contact Brad at 877-333-0300 for a free case evaluation.