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 injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.