Summer is finally here, and motorcycle riders will be taking advantage
of the sunny hot weather and enjoying Nevada roads. Although a fun and
social activity, riding a motorcycle can also be dangerous, especially
if the rider does not have the proper experience. Being a seasoned motorcyclist
doesn’t always protect riders from
motorcycle accidents, however, as many of them are caused by other motorists who do not know
how to share the road with motorcycles. Knowing how to ride and what to
wear while riding will help keep you safe on the road this summer.
How to Ride
What to Wear
Drive defensively. Many are oblivious to the fact that they are sharing
the road with a motorcycle and won’t look for one when maneuvering.
If a motorcyclist is aware of other drivers and what they are doing, they
decrease the risk of being hit.
Take a refresher safety course before starting to ride again, especially
if you haven’t ridden in a while.
Take training courses and get your motorcycle license. Never ride a motorcycle
without knowing how to ride, or the laws of riding.
A DOT-approved helmet
Padded/sturdy jacket (with long sleeves)
Thick/sturdy pants (no resort wear)
Tall, over-the-ankle boots
These tips aren’t always enough to prevent a serious motorcycle injury
accident, unfortunately. If you have been injured in a Nevada motorcycle
crash caused by a negligent driver, the skilled Las Vegas injury attorneys
at Shook & Stone can inform you of your legal rights and help you
pursue compensation for the losses and damages you’ve suffered.
Call one of our Nevada accident lawyers today for a free consultation
at (888) 662-2013.