Riders: Be Safe Out There
Posted on May 11, 2016
Few things are as fun, or as dangerous, as riding a motorcycle. Sometimes, that danger comes from something as simple as approaching an intersection. As many as four in ten motorcycle crashes are caused by driver who turn left against traffic directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. Since it is almost impossible to steer or stop quickly without losing control of the bike, riders have few options in these situations, other than brace themselves for a crash.
We aggressively represent victims in these cases, but we would much prefer that you arrive at your destination safely. If you have not already heard them, try implementing these tips in your next ride:
1. Make some noise by honking your horn every five or six blocks. If drivers do not see you, they may hear you. Obviously, moderation is key, because constant horn-honking antagonizes many drivers.
2. Before you pass a car, linger in the rear view mirror for a few moments.
3. Weave slightly in your lane, because the additional motion may attract the attention of other drivers.
4. Add reflective tape to your helmet, bike, clothing. There is very little evidence that such action improves your visibility, but it certainly cannot hurt.
5. Most of all, always assume that other drivers do not see you, because they nearly always don’t.
For prompt assistance with a motorcycle wreck claim, contact us today. Mr. Proner is a motorcycle crash survivor.