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How motorcyclists can make their road exploits safer for everyone

On Behalf of | Mar 6, 2023 | Personal Injury

Breezing down the road with the open air streaming around you can be an exhilarating and freeing experience. It is no wonder that you and other motorcyclists chose to ride bikes.

However, operating these vehicles is also somewhat riskier than driving other, more protected ones. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the nation lost over 5,500 motorcyclists to accidents in 2020. While the danger is not completely avoidable, by taking certain precautions, you can help reduce it.

Display extra caution

While this may seem like common sense, it is easy to allow the peace of the road lull you into complacency. However, avoiding distracted driving and keeping your focus on the road and the other vehicles on it is vital to staying safe. When making turns, double-check to make sure the way is clear. Use reflective tape, bright clothing and extra lights to make yourself more visible. If possible, try to look for signals that other drivers see you before turning since you are less visible on a motorcycle.

Adhere strictly to traffic laws

Even if it seems insignificant to go a few miles above the speed limit, those few may mean the difference between being able to stop before a collision and not. Similarly, all of the rules of the road are important and following them helps save lives. Use signals frequently to show your intent. You can also check to see if other motor operators signal back so you know for sure they saw you.

These simple but powerful tips can make the road safer for you and others. By following them, you can enjoy your ride and a greater sense of security.