How can I avoid motorcycle accidents?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2020 | Firm News |

While there is much to be said for the joy of riding a motorcycle, the reality is that riding a motorcycle is much more dangerous than riding in a traditional four-wheeled vehicle. It is important that you do everything possible to keep yourself safe while you are out there enjoying the roads of America. According to State Farm Insurance, gearing up, being alert, paying attention at intersections, and wearing a full-face helmet are all ways to avoid accidents and prevent injury. 

It is imperative that you (and any passengers) wear appropriate gear when you are on a motorcycle. Make sure that your gear involves a leather or textile motorcycle jacket, good boots, long, thick pants (like jeans) and eye protection. It is a good idea for this clothing to be in bright colors so that drivers are more likely to notice you: black may be reminiscent of “Rebel Without a Cause,” but bright yellow will protect you more. Reflective tape can also help with this. 

Paying special attention at intersections may also make a huge difference. In fact, the majority of motorcycle collisions take place at intersections. A particularly common form of accident is a motorist who is not aware of a motorcycle turning left, and the motorcyclist running into the car. Paying special attention at intersections can help you stay safe. 

In addition to all of the safety gear mentioned above, a full-face helmet can help you stay visible (particularly if it is light-colored) and can protect you in the event of an accident. Full-face helmets can also help prevent you getting bugs in your eyes or other debris.