When the weather warms up in Cleveland the highways see a surge of motorcycles activity. Motorcyclists are thrilled to bring their bikes out, so thrilled they often overlook the risks associated with riding a motorcycle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles make up just 3% of all vehicles registered in the United States. Shockingly, though, motorcycles are involved in 14% of all traffic fatalities. Motorcyclists are 30X more likely to die in an accident than passengers in a car, and 5X more likely to be seriously injured.

Despite these alarming statistics, you can ride a motorcycle and still keep yourself safe, but you must read and understand the following motorcycle safety tips before hitting the road:

  • Always wear a helmet.
  • Use your turn signals.
  • Be aware of the blind spots of other drivers.
  • Avoid riding in poor weather conditions.
  • Don’t share a lane with another motorcyclist.
  • Show extra caution at intersections.
  • Allow a great distance when following another motorcycle.
  • Always ride sober.

Motorcyclists who show the utmost caution when riding can still find themselves in danger because they have to worry about the other drivers. Other drivers have a hard time seeing motorcycles. Furthermore, even the most minor motorcycle accident can be deadly because of a motorcyclists lack of protection.

If you or someone you care about is involved in a motorcycle accident, you have to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373.

I will help you put the pieces of your life back together after your accident, doing everything I can to get you the compensation you need and deserve. As your personal injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

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Motorcycle Safety Tips for Summer Riding in Cleveland
Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic. All too often motorcycle accidents could have been prevented had the motorcycle riders used common sense and caution. Motorcyclist tend to forget they are exposed to the elements and other cars. Impact with a car or truck for that matter can be deadly. So what should motorcyclists to to avoid the potential for an accident. First, helmets and proper clothing are a must. Never drink alcohol and ride. Never weave in and out of lanes and speed. Don't ride when weather conditions are poor and the roads are slippery. Stay out of other driver's blindspots. The last thing I want is to represent a spouse, parent or child of a motorcycle accident victim.
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