You can be the most careful of motorcycle drivers, but accidents still happen. Unfortunately, a motorcycle accident can cause you more injury than a car accident, since you are protected less.
What can you do to protect yourself from injury? There are a few ways to minimize the chances of serious injury while you are riding:
- Obey the speed limit
- Not only will you reduce the risk of getting in an accident, but the impact of your injuries will be less if you are traveling at a low rate of speed instead of a high rate of speed.
- Wear a helmet
- While there are some states and countries that do not require you to wear a helmet, it is always a good idea to wear a helmet. You are less likely to sustain critical injuries if you are wearing a legal motorcycle helmet than if you are not.
- Watch the weather
- Even if you do not mind riding in the rain and wind, it is still not a great idea to do so. For starters, rain, fog, wind, and snow will make visibility difficult. This means that other cars are less likely to see you while you are traveling. Those same inclement weather elements also make road conditions slippery, which means your own ability to brake and maneuver will be affected, and so will the abilities of other cars to do the same.
- Ride in the daytime
- While it is perfectly legal to drive a motorcycle at night, it isn’t the safest. The visibility of other cars decreases, and they might not see you on your bike with just your single headlight lit. If you do ride at night, just be extra vigilant and give yourself as much distance as you can from other vehicles on the road.
We welcome any questions you have, and are here to help ensure you ride safely! Reach out and contact us today!