Strategies for safe motorcycle driving and making a whiplash injury claim
Being a safe motorbike driver means more than getting a licence and knowing the rules of the road. In order to be completely safe and prevent accidents when you are on the road, you should employ a few other simple tips. This will ensure that you never put yourself in the path of danger whilst you are on the road, and are also not the cause of it.
If you do have an accident and sustain a whiplash injury in Blaydon-on-Tyne due to the negligence of someone else, if you are riding your motorcycle correctly you shouldn’t have to worry about taking any blame, and will be able to claim compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to us about your whiplash injury in Blaydon-on-Tyne and the events leading up to it. Our team will then pass you over to our experienced injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for your whiplash injury in Blaydon-on-Tyne.
To ensure that any claim you have to make will be more likely to be successful, and that you stay safe and avoid any serious whiplash injury in Blaydon-on-Tyne, you should:
- Wear the right protective gear. Every motorcyclist knows that it is important you wear a helmet when you are on the road, but there is no use wearing a helmet with a T-shirt and jeans, as if you have an accident you could still be killed by your injuries. Wear gloves, leathers and thick biker boots when you are on the road.
- Make sure your bike is properly maintained. If your bike is not properly maintained, you risk getting into an accident because your bike suddenly stops working or your tyres blow out. Make sure you get your bike serviced as regularly as possible, and take it to a repair shop if you notice any problems.
- Stay in sight. Although it may be tempting to sneak in between cars to get to where you are going faster, this puts you out of sight of all of the cars in front of you and can lead to an accident. Try to stay in the middle of the lane in clear view.
- Don’t share lanes with other motorcycles. If there is an unexpected obstacle in the lane ahead, another motorcyclist may swerve to avoid it right into your path. Cars will be less likely to do this, so you should have the movement you need to stay safe, and can use the cars around you to shield you from potential dangers. If you see another motorcycle, steer clear of it.
Date Published: 30th April 2014
Author: David Brown