Motorcycle Riding at Night – Injury Claim Lawyer in Hucknall
Riding a motorcycle at any time can be risky if you are not careful. When you are on a motorcycle you are more exposed to the elements, the road and other drivers than if you were in a car. The fact that you are able to more easily nip in and out of traffic can mean that you are moving faster than anything else on the road and this can also be a hazard. Riding at night is more dangerous than riding during the daytime because of visibility and the fact that there are generally more car accidents at night. Here are some tips for staying safe on the road after nightfall.
Check Your Headlights
Make sure that your bulbs are working effectively every time you go out for a ride. They should be working at full capacity and able to give you more than enough light to see in front of you on dark roads. If there is anything wrong with your bulbs then don’t head out on your bike that day, take it to a garage instead.
Clean Your Visor
You should also check that it is free of scratches. Scratches and spatters on your visor will make it difficult to see anyway, but at night it can make it impossible to see as they blur the headlights and make it hard to see the road in front of you.
Don’t Ride Tired
This seems obvious but often it may feel easier to just hop on your bike to get home than to have to take public transport. If you are tired you may well not fall asleep on your bike, but your reflexes will be lowered and you may not be as attuned to what is going on around you as you usually are.
Ride in The Middle Of The Road
It is as important for other vehicles to see you as it is for you to see other vehicles. Ride in the middle of the road so they can always see you coming.
Speak to an Injury Claim Lawyer in Hucknall
If you have been the victim of an accident on the road which was not your fault then you may want to make a compensation claim. You can find a great injury lawyer in Hucknall through Accident Advice Helpline, who have over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims. Just call 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help, and find out more about the process of making a claim for compensation. You are under no obligation to proceed with your claim after this initial phone conversation, but if you do decide to go ahead you will be passed onto an injury claim lawyer in Hucknall who will start dealing with your claim. Your injury lawyer in Hucknall will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and you should be able to speak to your injury claim lawyer in Hucknall at any point in your claim to get an update on what is happening.
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: David Brown