Motorcycle Safety Tips You Will Want to Know
Vehicle accidents can be serious, but they may be even more devastating for those involved in motorcycle crashes. Motorcycles are a common form of transportation, especially here in Arizona. According to a group of California motorcycle accident lawyers, from the accidents they have known of, when motorcycles are involved in accidents with larger vehicles, the results are almost always serious. Riders need to know the top motorcycle safety tips in order to help prevent accidents, and to reduce the severity of injuries should an accident happen.
Take a Motorcycle Safety Course
Motorcyclists are required to have sufficient experience or take a basic riders course before obtaining their license in Arizona. After you have your license, it is helpful to update your skills and knowledge by occasionally participating in a motorcycle safety course. These types of courses are offered through a variety of resources.
Wear the Proper Safety Gear
Arizona motorcycle riders and passengers are required by law to wear helmets while on the road. Although riding without a helmet is against the law, many riders still prefer not to wear one, especially during hot weather. Unfortunately, many of the most serious injuries occur to those who are not wearing a helmet. Additionally, riders should wear long pants and closed shoes to protect their legs and feet from potential injury in an accident.
Properly Maintain and Inspect Your Motorcycle
Motorcycles can malfunction. When they do, riders are at a particular risk for injuries. Make sure that your vehicle is working properly before getting on the road. Check the mechanical systems on your motorcycle and ensure that everything is adequately maintained. Do not get on the road if the bike is not in good operating order.
Stay in Your Own Lane
Motorcycles are required to remain in their own lanes. They are not allowed to pass another vehicle in the same lane. It is also illegal to ride between lanes and to ride on the shoulder of the road. While these options may offer a faster solution to traffic, they are not safe. Riders are more at risk of accidents when they ride in places where other drivers do not expect them to be. Utilize mirrors to help you see other vehicles, even if they don’t see you.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents may happen regardless of how careful you are. If you were seriously hurt in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The responsible party should be brought to justice. Contact the skilled lawyers at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation to discuss your case today.
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