As a Motorcycle rider, you know that one of the best ways to instantly improve your mood and reduce your stress is to head out on your bike. But just as you are making yourself feel better, you’re also increasing your risk of adding stress and injury to your life by being involved in a Mesa motorcycle accident. Sometimes it’s difficult to put safety at the top of your mind when you want to put your relaxation above everything else. But if you make these small adjustments, you can infinitely increase your safety, lower your injury and collision risks, and give yourself more time, and many more years, to enjoy riding your motorcycle.
Most riders already have motorcycle safety at the top of their mind. However, here are a few pointers in case you need to advise someone who is not taking riding seriously.
- Watch out for every motorist on the road, not just for yourself. Most motorcycle riders believe that other motorists are keeping vigilant. But the truth is that all motorists get distracted from time to time. And when you’re on the road, there’s no way for you to know who is and who isn’t paying attention. Watching every driver out of the corner of your eye can help you pinpoint the ones who aren’t.
- Don’t be a lawless driver. It’s tempting to skip out of the line of traffic and weave in between lanes when things are moving a little slow. It’s also tempting to use the bicycle lane as a means of getting around traffic, or acting like you’re on a bicycle. But you’re not. You’re on a motorcycle and you must behave like it.
- Keep your motorcycle well maintained. A motorcycle with old brakes and old shocks isn’t going to get you very far, and could get you into serious trouble. Remember, the cars around you may stop at any time, or swerve into your lane, and if you can’t stop, you will likely be hit by that car.
Being involved in a crash on your motorcycle is one of the most frustrating things you can go through. If you need legal assistance after an accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the leading injury lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
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