How to share the road with motorbikes
If you are a car driver, then motorcyclists and regular cyclists may be one of the biggest distractions and irritations on the road for you. Because many cyclists are able to, they are more likely to ride around your car in traffic, and they can cause a constant threat because they are vulnerable and cannot always be seen. However, it is possible to safely share the road with motorcyclists, if you know how and avoid nasty accidents requiring injury solicitors in Henlow.
- Use your own lane. It can be tempting to try to share a lane with a motorcyclist if there appears to be room. However, a motorcycle is a vehicle just the same as your car, and should be given the space that it deserves. A motorcyclist may try to move into your lane but this is more likely to cause injury to them than you – don’t do the same back to them.
- Always signal. A motorcyclist needs to read signals just as much as another car driver would, to ensure that they don’t move into the way when you are about to make a turn, or run into the back of you. Even if you appear to be alone on the road you should still signal just in case.
- Pay attention. Motorcyclists and cyclists can be more difficult to see and hear, so pay close attention when you are on the road, and react accordingly if you see a motorcyclist nearby. Just keep a watchful eye over them so that you know what they are doing as much as they know what you are doing.
- Leave space. Just as you would with another car, you should leave plenty of space between yourself and a motorcycle. If the motorcycle were to suddenly stop, you would need the extra space to brake before you hit them.
When to use injury solicitors in Henlow
If you have been in an accident that was caused by a motorcyclist and sustained injuries, then you may want to claim compensation. The best way to find out whether you are eligible for compensation, and make a claim which is more likely to be successful is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to the team.
Our dedicated team will talk you through your accident and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do, then our injury solicitors in Henlow will start working on your claim. Our injury solicitors in Henlow will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. You can speak to your injury solicitors in Henlow at any time to find out the status of your claim.