Motorcycle Accident Prevention
Motorcycles and motorbikes have been a popular transportation vehicle for over 100 years. In the United States, motorcycles are mainly recreational vehicles, while much of the developing world uses motorbikes as a primary form of transportation.
There is a saying about motorcycle riders that there are two types of them – those that have been down and those that are going down. There are so many things that can go wrong on a 2 wheeled motorbike that can cause serious injury something as simple as leaves on the ground or slightly wet pavement.
A study from the USDOT shows the number of fatalities was 37 times higher for motorcycles than for cars.
The reason a motorcycle crash is so deadly stems from the lack of protection a motorbike rider has from the impact of another vehicle or object. We urge you to wear proper protection when riding from your helmet to your leather and boots, you can never be too safe on a motorcycle.
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3 Steps to avoid a Motorcycle Accident
Two of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents are cars and trucks that pull out in front of the rider and motorcyclists drifting too far wide in a turn.
While you may not be able to ever prevent yourself from having a fatal motorcycle crash you can follow these three tips to ride safer:
- Be on a constant lookout for other vehicles when on the road. You will see them before they see you.
- Gain the proper training and practice to control your motorcycle. Focus on controlling your bike in tight turns and you will be agile in avoiding a motorcycle accident.
- Get the right gear! Wear a helmet, Wear Leather Jackets and protective pants and riding boots. You will be glad that you had on the right gear when it is your turn to drop the bike.
I want you to enjoy the prime riding months ahead and be as safe as possible out on the road. In 2015, Tennessee had 123 fatal motorcycle accidents and there have been over 100 each year since 2005.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Memphis, we are here to help you. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys, free of charge call us at (901) 327-1212!