Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders
Posted on Nov 12, 2010 8:10am PST
Although there is no foolproof way to ensure that you will never be involved in a?motorcycle accident, there are steps you can take to help ensure that you are visible to other drivers and can avoid serious?injuries.
- Always wear a helmet when riding. Even though Florida riders with sufficient insurance coverage who are over the age of 21 may choose not to wear a helmet while riding, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics indicate that helmets are 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders. It is also important to wear other protective gear, including gloves, a jacket, boots and pants.
- Drive as though motorists cannot see you. Driving with your headlight on and avoiding other drivers? blind spots can help you avoid being involved in a collision because another driver simply did not see you. Motorcycles are significantly smaller than other vehicles and may be more difficult to spot on the road.
- Obey all traffic laws, avoiding speeding,?driving under the influence?and any other reckless behavior.
- Always take weather and road conditions into account when riding; these may have a far more significant impact on a motorcycle than other types of vehicles.
If you are involved in an accident in spite of precautionary measures, make sure you contact an attorney as soon as possible to assist you with your claim.?Contact a?Tampa Motorcycle Accident Attorney?at Florida Biker Law today for a free case review.
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