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Riding Motorcycles Safely in Nevada

Posted By Shook & Stone, Chtd. || 11-Jul-2011

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)

Gloves

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.

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