Riding Season is Beginning; Be Careful!
Posted on June 6, 2017
There is nothing like a motorcycle ride on a nice spring day. Still, you need to be careful to avoid accidents. Here some easy steps that you can take to avoid a season-ending collision.
First of all ride like your invisible. You might think that the driver the car sees you but oftentimes they make that left turn right into your path. If you ride assuming that they can’t see because you’re invisible, you tend to take more protective action to avoid collisions. So protect your own skin.
When you get to an intersection and you see that car signaling for the left turn, slow down, take your hands off the throttle, make sure your foot is over the brake, and be prepared to make an emergency stop. Same thing when you see a car approaching a stop sign at an intersection where you don’t have the stop sign. The fact that you had the right-of-way will help you in a lawsuit but it’s not going to help you heal any faster from your hospital bed.
Another consideration take is to practice your emergency stop. Make sure you know where the horn is on your left thumb. Make sure you use both brakes when you stop. Riders that use too much rear brake are losing 70% of the stopping power that the front brake provides.
Before you go out, make sure all your lights and directional signals are working. Make sure your tires have good tread. Make sure your brakes provide good stopping and are not “spongy”.
If you do find you’ve been in an accident, go to get hospital to check out all of your body. The adrenaline that might be pumping after motorcycle accident could mask some of your injuries. After you stop at the hospital get in touch with an experienced attorney. If you would like a free consultation with us we are always available.