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6 Ways to Prevent Summer Motorcycle Accidents

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Summer brings with it some temptations for motorcycle riders that may not exist during the rest of the year. But these prevention tips for summer motorcycle accidents apply year-round. Follow this list and you can stay safe from a collision with another vehicle on the road.

1. Get More Training

If you’re looking for something to do this summer, enroll yourself in a motorcycle operator class or another motorcycle safety course, especially if you’re new to the motorcycle life. You’ll be challenged to manage dangerous situations on the road and learn how to drive defensively so you can keep yourself safe as well as those around you.

2. Wear Your Helmet

Wearing a helmet while driving a motorcycle is a best practice for any motorcyclist. You may long to feel the wind in your hair as you speed down a country road or Michigan highway, but that fresh breeze won’t protect you if you get in a motorcycle accident. Some motorcyclists argue that their peripheral vision is negatively affected by a helmet, but this is the top safety item in preventing serious injuries.

3. Wear Your Gear

You might want to enjoy the sun on your skin or feel less hemmed in by jeans and jackets while riding your motorcycle, but protective gear is essential. Save the shorts and tees for when you reach your destination. Invest in vented clothing which both protects you and keeps you cool. Wear gloves and shoes that go above the ankles. All this gear protects your skin and body from road rash and far worse injuries should you collide with a car or truck.

4. Do Not Drink and Drive

It should go without saying that it is always unsafe to operate your motorcycle after drinking or taking other substances, but unfortunately it does need to be said repeatedly for many people. There is so little between you and another vehicle or you and the road. You need all the attention and clarity you can get while operating a motorcycle. Don’t drink and drive.

5. Drive Defensively

It is motorcycle riding 101 – drive defensively. Your machine is physically smaller than every vehicle on the road, especially SUVs, pickup trucks, and 18-wheelers. You must assume at all times that other drivers do not see you and be prepared to move quickly out of the way if they maneuver into your lane. Keep extra space between yourself and your fellow motorists while paying attention to the road and major hazards that could cause a motorcycle accident like loose gravel or potholes.

6. Do Not Ride While Tired

You may imagine yourself as being able to drive your beloved motorcycle for days without a break, but that’s not reality. If you begin to feel drowsy, don’t push yourself to stay awake and upright. Drowsy riding is very similar to drunk driving, and the consequences are too. Slower reaction time, impaired vision, poor decision making – it can all lead to a fatal accident. Pull over, get off your motorcycle, walk around, or, if necessary, get a room for the night.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident because of a reckless, negligent, or distracted driver, contact the personal injury lawyers at Femminineo Attorneys, PLLC in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

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