Prepare for motorcycle season 2020

On Behalf of | Apr 1, 2020 | Motorcycle Accidents |

The spring months are a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather before the hotter temperatures show up. Motorcyclists are likely to be out on the roads more often as the weather warms. Making sure that all bikers and other motorists are ready for this uptick in traffic can help everyone to get home safely. 

Advice for motorcyclists

Motorcyclists must ensure their motorcycle is in good shape for the ride. They also need to wear appropriate safety gear. One of the most important pieces of gear is their helmet because this provides head and neck protection if there is an accident. Bright clothing to help motorists see them better and to help reduce the risk of road rash can also benefit bikers. 

Advice for motorists

For their part, motorists must be sure to remain watchful for motorcycles, which are very small profile vehicles. One area of special concern is intersections. It’s possible for a motorcycle to be hidden from view in these areas, so drivers in passenger vehicles must take extra time to ensure that one isn’t coming before they move into the intersection. 

Motorcycles must follow the same traffic laws as other motor vehicles. They are also provided the same right-of-way privileges as all other drivers. Some motorists assume that they are able to bypass the right-of-way laws since they are bigger than the motorcycles, but this can lead to serious crashes. 

When a motorcyclist is struck by another vehicle, they are at great risk of suffering catastrophic injuries. They will often need ongoing medical care and possibly be unable to return to work for a long time. Seeking compensation from the person responsible for their wreck is one way that riders can attempt to recover their losses and provide financial security for themselves.