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5 Safety Tips for Motorcyclists

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By Edited Sep 5, 2016 1 1

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to severe or fatal injuries because as a two-wheeled vehicle is less stable compared to four-wheeled vehicles and they are not enclosed and protected in a metal box, unlike car occupants.

As a motorcyclist, you should be aware that motorcycle riding is extremely dangerous. A motorcycle accident can leave you with life-threatening injuries so it is better if you take different precautionary steps in order to avoid its occurrence.

Here are some ways on how you can prevent motorcycle accidents:

• Watch out for road hazards- Potholes and debris pose a serious threat to motorcyclists. In order to avoid running over road hazards, you should always maintain a proper lookout and avoid speeding. Remember that moving beyond speed limits prevents you from seeing road dangers early on.

• Do not ride a motorcycle if you are still unlicensed- In most states, motorcyclists are required to apply for a special motorcycle license before being allowed to travel on the road. This license will only be given to them if they were able to pass a skills and knowledge test. Even if applying for a motorcycle license is difficult and time consuming, states should still require riders to undergo such process because it will prevent unskilled individuals from causing an accident.

• Make sure that the motorcycle is working properly- You should check if your motorcycle is in a good condition before you use it. If its turn signals or headlamps are not working, have them repaired or replaced immediately.

• Avoid drinking- You may not be able to control your motorcycle properly if you are under the influence of alcohol. Motorcycles are not easy to operate so it is better if you will not do anything that may impair your riding skills.

• Make sure that your presence is felt by car drivers- Car drivers may be unaware of your presence because your motorcycle is smaller compared with other vehicles that are on the road. You can use your horns so that they will know that you are moving beside or behind them.

If you encounter a negligent driver, following these tips may not be enough to avoid a motorcycle accident. You should acquire immediate legal assistance from a Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney if you were injured in an accident, which was caused by a drunken or speeding driver.

This article will teach motorcyclists the possible ways on how to prevent motorcycle accidents. If you have questions regarding the legal issues that are involved in a motorcycle accident case, do not hesitate to consult a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.

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Sep 29, 2010 10:32pm
Deborah-Diane
This is sooo important! We have had several friends and relatives die in motorcycle accidents. Thanks for writing this and for donating the proceeds to charity
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