As the weather gets nicer, it’s the perfect time to bring out the motorcycle. Unfortunately, you’re at risk of severe personal injury from motorcycle accidents–even if you’re a safe, cautious driver. That’s why it’s important for both drivers and bikers to be aware of each other on the roads to prevent serious accidents and injury.
Accidents on the Rise
We understand that riding is a freeing experience, especially on the roadways around our beautiful province. We also believe in the importance of practicing safe riding so that you can avoid potentially life-threatening injuries caused by an accident.
- There are approximately 2,200 motorcycle crashes every year.
- About 61% of motorcycle crashes occur at an intersection.
- Motorcycle accidents increase in the spring and summer months.
Not only have the number of motorcycle crashes increased, but the number of injuries from those accidents has risen as well. With these alarming numbers, it’s important to follow motorcycle safety tips to minimize your risk of an accident and protect yourself from potential injury.
Motorcycle Safety Tips to Follow
The experienced motorcycle lawyers at Stephens & Holman have dealt with many motorcycle accidents and can help you if you’ve been in a crash while riding your motorcycle. We also believe in educating the public to help avoid these dangerous accidents.
These helpful motorcycle safety tips for both drivers and bikers could help prevent you or a loved one from enduring an accident and the stressful aftermath:
- Practice emergency braking and obstacle avoidance.
- Stay out of drivers’ blind spots.
- Use your signals and ride at a safe speed.
- Prepare appropriately for upcoming curves.
- Wear proper motorcycle gear.
- Scan intersections for motorcycles–especially when turning left.
- Allow four seconds of following distance when behind a motorcycle.
- Always be ready to yield when around a motorcycle.
These safety tips can help keep everyone safe on the roads during the summer months. An accident with a motorcycle can be devastating for the rider and also seriously hurt those in the automobile as well.