There is no doubt that motorcycling is a dangerous activity. It can, however, be fantastically liberating and exhilarating. This article will explain the proper safety precautions that should be taken in order to avoid a road accident when motorcycling.
Consider the conditions
Before you set out on your motorbike, you may want to consider whether the weather is ideal for a ride. If it is raining heavily, snowy, icy, or visibility is poor, you may like to consider another form of transport. If you have no choice but to ride your motorbike in poor conditions, make sure to drive for the weather, i.e. slowly.
Always wear high-visibility clothing when visibility is poor, and of course, always wear a proper motorcycling helmet. In order to be extra safe, you might like to wear strong materials to protect the rest of your body such as leather or denim (there’s a reason motorcyclists traditionally dress the way they do!).
When driving, always be aware of other drivers’ blind spots. In order to stay safe, it’s best to always to assume that other drivers cannot see you at all. Never drive between two lanes of traffic, up onto pavements, or in any way that could endanger other drivers or members of the public. Indicate properly when turning corners, and always remember to turn your indicators off afterwards. Finally, be careful not to rev your engine in a way that could cause anxiety to other drivers or members of the public.
What to do if you have been injured in a road accident
Whether you are a motorcyclist who has been injured by another driver, or a driver who has been injured by a motorcyclist, if your injury wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
It can often be difficult to ascertain exactly who was at fault in a road accident. As a guide, question which driver was in violation of traffic laws at the time of the accident. It’s likely that they would be considered to have caused it.
If you’d like to know more about personal injury compensation for people who have been involved in road accidents, call the specialists at Accident Advice Helpline today. We are a law firm which has been helping victims of others’ negligence receive the compensation they are legally entitled to for over thirteen years. You’re under no obligation to continue with a claim by making a call; we’ll be happy to simply discuss your situation.
Date Published: November 23, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Motorbike accident claims