04 Apr HOW DO I PREVENT A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?
Posted By Gruenberg Kelly Della || 4-Apr-2017
Riding a motorcycle can give you a rush of adrenaline and a sense of freedom that other motor vehicles simply cannot. However, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous, especially if you’re unprepared. This is why it is important to be aware of the ways you can help avoid a motorcycle accident. Below, we list some of the ways you can improve your chances of preventing a motorcycle collision.
- Complete a safety course: Everyone can benefit from taking a safety course, even experienced riders. A safety course teaches you how to avoid accidents, crash safely, and how to deal with the aftermath of an accident or collision.
- Assume other drivers can’t see you: Either because of a blind spot or simply not paying attention, many drivers have issues spotting cyclists on the road. When driving near other vehicles, assume the driver can’t see you. In addition to staying away from potential blind spots, it is important to assume a car won’t see you when backing up. Let them finish backing up and then continue on your way.
- Watch the wheels of other cars: If you’re unsure whether or not a car will turn, look at the wheels. The angle of the wheel indicates the direction the driver intends to go next. This can help you avoid many accidents because you will be aware of cars trying to turn on top of you or changing lanes.
- Be aware of obstructions: Cars, rocks, and other debris are hazards that cause an accident. It is important to be alert and to give yourself enough time to avoid any obstacles that may occur on the road. When riding, keep an eye out for patches of gravel, puddles of water, oil spills, and large branches on the street.
- Check your mirrors: Constantly check your mirrors to be aware of what is happening behind you. This will help you see if a car is speeding or coming up behind you quickly.
- Be cautious of cars turning left: Motorcyclists are commonly hit at intersections by cars turning left. In fact, this is the most common type of motorcycle collision. Keep an eye on an approaching car’s blinkers and try to give the driver room to turn.
Were you involved in a motorcycle collision? Motorcycle accidents can result in medical care and thousands of dollars in other expenses. Hiring an attorney will better help your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. At Gruenberg Kelly Della, it is our mission to provide clients with the proven legal representation they need to secure justice.
Contact one of our Long Island motorcycle accident lawyers today.