Driving on the road can be a dangerous task at the best of times, with very few people obeying the correct laws or etiquette when driving. The most important thing to remember about driving is to remain safe and consider as many of the variables that could come into play and cause you or other motorists harm as possible. In winter, driving on the road becomes an even riskier prospect as roads becomes wetter, some experience frosty conditions, which is a deadly condition for motorists, and visibility is minimised by falling snow, hail or rain.
The added risks of driving in winter are even more relevant for bikers and cyclists and they need to be extra vigilant to avoid harm, whether it’s a result of their own mistakes or the carelessness of others.
Why is it important to be extra vigilant for bikers in winter?
Due to the nature of a motorbike, bikers are offered minimal protection from the weather and other motorists in collisions. Given that bikers have very little chance of not sustaining serious wounds in the event of an accident, they are best served by remaining vigilant to avoid getting in any situation where they could be harmed.
How can bikers be extra vigilant in winter?
- Stick to the speed limit. Although it might not include all bikers, a lot of bikers speed down motorways and weave through traffic queues due to their boosted agility but if a car was to turn sharply and cut a biker’s path off, it is highly likely that either grievous wounds or death could be a consequence.
- Wear high-visibility clothing. Many individuals don’t like wearing high-visibility clothing, but it’s almost guaranteed to save your life. Many accidents with bikers occur because the biker wasn’t visible to the car until it was too late and you can change that.
Have you suffered a road injury because of someone else’s negligence?
Our friendly advisors set out to deal with your claim in a quick and effective manner. We at Accident Advice Helpline aim to bring those who failed to undertake safety regulations and were not extra vigilant for bikers to justice. If you have had a serious accident and have suffered serious injuries, call us on our 24/7 Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or take our 30-second test. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists and want to help you claim compensation for road accident injuries.