How Riders Can Prevent Motorcycle Accidents

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If you own a motorcycle or enjoy riding with a loved one, you probably know that there are risks that go along with riding. Riding a motorcycle is more dangerous due to the size of the motorcycle, the fact that it is less visibility to other drivers, and the fact that motorcycles are on two wheels. There are many variables which can make riding a motorcycle even more dangerous. As a rider, it is important that you understand these inherent risks and prepare yourself so you can protect yourself and your loved ones to the best of your ability.  Some of the factors that can make riding a motorcycle more dangerous include:

  • Bad weather such as rain, fog, snow or slippery roads
  • Times of day where it is more difficult to see such as dusk, dawn, and after dark
  • Roads that are poorly maintained and may have potholes or unlevel ground
  • Gravel roads or roads that have a lot of gravel on the concrete
  • Failed equipment on the motorcycle

Familiarizing yourself with these risks and preparing yourself will help to avoid motorcycle accidents so you can continue to ride safely. As a rider, you can prevent motorcycle accidents by:

  • Constantly monitoring the traffic around you and guessing at what other vehicles might do
  • Constantly monitoring whether or not you are visible to all vehicles around you
  • Checking all of your equipment and gear before riding to make sure that it is in proper working order
  • Avoid riding during periods of bad weather or when visibility may be limited
  • Avoid riding on gravel roads
  • Being careful not to turn corners too fast or cut any corners too sharply

As a motorcycle rider, it is necessary to constantly be aware of your surroundings, take extreme caution and predict the actions of the drivers around you. If you want to learn more about motorcycle accidents or have been injured in a motorcycle accident please contact the Duncan Firm at (877) 638-6226 today. One of our Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyers can provide you with a free consultation.

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