Any time a motorcyclist gets on their motorcycle, they are putting themselves in potential risk of a serious injury. No matter how good of a rider you may think you are, there are negligent drivers who can cause significant problems for you on the road.
As with any situation, it’s imperative to keep yourself safe on the road. For a motorcyclist, this means recognizing potential dangers and working to protect yourself at all costs. Here are some safety tips you should follow at all times.
1. Have Proper Safety Gear
All motorcyclists should have proper gear to keep themselves safe should an accident occur. This includes a helmet, protective clothing, and even potentially knee and elbow pads. Some motorcyclists even have chest and back plates for added protection in the event of an accident.
2. Avoid Driving Between Vehicles When You Can
We all see motorcyclists driving in between vehicles when there is a high volume of traffic. Unfortunately, you cannot predict the actions of any driver on the road. If you can avoid riding between other vehicles, it can prevent you from being hit by an overzealous driver trying to merge lanes.
3. Remain Visible
If you’re driving at night, try to stay as visible as possible. Even if you have your lights on, it can be difficult for some drivers not paying attention to notice you in a difficult spot. Stay as visible as possible to avoid being involved in a serious accident.
4. Watch Out for Signs of Negligence
If you’re riding your motorcycle and you see certain signs of negligence from another driver, avoid trying to pass the driver. This can include swerving, constant stopping and going, speeding up and slowing down, and driving without headlights on.
When drivers are negligent, countless others on the road are at risk. For motorcyclists, though, the aftermath can be that much more difficult to endure as serious injuries often occur.
If you’re injured as a result of negligence, our Corpus Christi motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you. It’s imperative to pursue legal action to get the most favorable outcome possible and our team at The Edwards Law Firm is here to help you pursue it.
Call us at (361) 541-6333 today to discuss your potential case.