Motorcyclists enjoy cruising down the road. Some passenger vehicle drivers understand that they have to share the road with motorcyclists. Others don't think the same way.
It doesn't matter what type of vehicle you are driving, there is nothing more important than your safety. When you make the right decisions on the road, you lessen the chance of an accident.
And when it comes to motorcycle accidents, the stats don't lie. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, the number of motorcycle deaths in 2013 was more than 26 times the number in cars.
Drivers in cars can do the following to maintain a higher level of safety:
- Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and a motorcyclist.
- Never tailgate.
- Signal before making a lane change.
Motorcyclists can do the following:
- Obey all the rules of the road.
- Wear protective gear.
- Use turn signals.
- Position the bike so that it is easily visible to others on the road.
When everybody works together, the chance of an accident decreases. Conversely, if one person makes a mistake, a serious accident could occur.
These motorcycle safety tips can help you and others avoid an accident.
If you find yourself involved in such an accident, you should learn more about your legal rights. Our attorneys can answer your questions and help you understand what you should and should not be doing. To learn more, read through the pages of our website and blog that are dedicated to motorcycle and motor vehicle accidents.