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Safety Tips for Motorcycle Drivers

Posted on in Catastrophic Injuries

 IL injury lawyerWinter may not be a good time to drive a motorcycle but it may be a time when people are considering buying a motorcycle to drive for the spring and summer. Driving a motorcycle is a different experience than driving. It can also be less safe than a normal automobile. If you are considering buying a motorcycle, there are some important tips to remember to make sure you do not get in an accident and suffer a severe injury or death.

Buy the Correct Bike

The first safety tip is to make sure your motorcycle is the right one for you. Getting educated about the different types of motorcycles and engines will be helpful to make sure you are as safe as possible when you are driving your motorcycle.

Take a Safety Course

Taking a safety course to learn how to drive a motorcycle properly and the ins and outs of what you should be doing will definitely be beneficial to lessen your likelihood of a crash. In addition, taking a safety course may allow you to be eligible for a discount on your insurance premium. Manufacturers also may give you a credit to the cost of buying a new motorcycle if you sign up for a safety course.

Use a Helmet

Everyone knows that wearing a helmet is beneficial, but some people still do not do it. Riders that do not wear a helmet are 40% more likely to have a fatal head injury when they crash and are also much more likely to suffer brain injuries than people who wear helmets.

Stay Inside in Bad Weather

Whenever possible, you should avoid driving in inclement weather. Motorcycles do not have as much traction because they have less surface area touching the road. It is much easier for a motorcycle to slip and slide unexpectedly. If you can stay inside and not drive when there is bad weather you will lessen your chances of having a bad injury or an accident.

Contact a Wheaton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Driving a motorcycle can be dangerous, but if you take these safety precautions it can help you lessen the risk of severe injury. The Law Offices of David W. Clark, P.C. can help you with your personal injury case if you have been injured on a motorcycle or otherwise. The helpful DuPage County personal injury lawyers will be able to work with you on your case. Contact us today at 630-665-5678 to work with us on a free consultation.

 

Source:

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2013/04/10-motorcycle-safety-tips-for-new-riders/index.htm

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