Safely ride your motorbike at night
Riding a motorbike is generally considered a more risky way to travel than driving a car in the first place. For the most part this is because a motorbike offers you very little in the way of protection from the elements and if you are involved in a road accident in Stratford-on-Avon you are much more likely to be thrown from your vehicle and injured more severely.
However, if you are a safe motorcyclist then, even if you come into the vicinity of a road accident in Stratford-on-Avon, you should be able to get out of the situation and stay safe. Driving a night can be more risky than during the day, but here are some tips for staying safe.
- Be visible. Wear bright or fluorescent clothing which makes you stand out on the road. Remember that your vehicle is much smaller and you will often be less visible to drivers on the road, so there is not too much you can do to make yourself stand out at night.
- Check your headlights. Your headlights should be good quality and large enough that it creates a big visible presence on the road. Choose a bright LED lighting system which makes you stand out more than dimmer, older models. You should also check the angle to make sure that your headlights point at the road and not directly into the faces of other road users.
- Keep your speed down. Although one of the joys of riding a motorcycle is that you are able to weave in between cars and go faster, at night it is safer to just stay at a reasonable speed so that you can react to possible dangers more quickly and avoid being involved in an accident.
Finding an injury lawyer after a road accident in Stratford-on-Avon
If you have had a road accident in Stratford-on-Avon and want to make a claim for compensation, because you feel that the accident was the fault of the other driver then you may want to find an injury lawyer to put together a case which is more likely to be successful.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and professional injury lawyers who are dedicated to making sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your road accident in Stratford-on-Avon and they will talk you through the process and help you to decide whether or not you want to proceed. If you decide to go ahead, your injury lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to process your claim and will also work entirely on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 13th March 2014
Author: David Brown