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3 Tips to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

Posted By Shook & Stone || 30-Sep-2015

Riding a motorcycle can be fun and efficient. Many people that choose to ride a motorcycle on a day-to-day basis are thankful for the amount of money they save on gas. But, using a motorcycle as a main source of transportation can be extremely dangerous.

If you ride a motorcycle, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings. Due to how large passenger vehicles are in comparison to your motorcycle, you can face severe injuries if a collision occurs. To help, we have listed three helpful tips below to keep you riding as safe as possible.

1. Avoid Splitting Lane

Splitting lanes occurs when a motorcycle rides between two lanes. While this is legal in some places, it is illegal in others due to the potential dangers. Oftentimes, you can see motorcycle riders split lanes when traffic becomes congested. This can be extremely dangerous because many motorists will abruptly change lanes and forget to use their turn signals. This can also happen in areas when traffic is moving at a fast pace.

  • By remaining in your lanes, despite the traffic, you have a better chance at remaining safe because you remain noticeable.

2. Avoid the Blind Spots of Other Motorists

You motorcycle is much smaller compared to other vehicles on the road. That is why it is important to be aware of other motorist’s blind spots. Many motorists only use their mirrors before making a lane change and forget to check the blind spots of their vehicles. This can give you little time to react if a vehicle moves into your lane.

  • By remaining aware of your position in regards to other drivers, you can remain safe. This is even more important when you are riding next to extremely large vehicles such as big rigs. Additionally, big rig trucks create drafts that can cause significant dangers to small vehicles such a motorcycles if they get close enough.

3. Avoid Weaving In and Out of Traffic

When traffic becomes congested, it can become tempting to weave in and out of traffic in order to reach your destination quickly. However, this can be extremely dangerous since many motorists in large vehicles are not looking for smaller vehicles such as motorcyclists. Additionally, it is crucial that you use the appropriate turn/hand signals to let other motorists know you are changing lanes.

  • By staying in your lane until a safe moment of time is available for you to switch lanes, you can remain safe. Signaling before these maneuvers will also help keep you safe and noticeable.

Involved in a Motorcycle Accident? Call Shook & Stone Today

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and believe the other person is at fault, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation right away. A knowledgeable Las Vegas personal injury attorney can explore your case and develop a strategy that can help you recover maximum compensation.

The Las Vegas motorcycle accident lawyers understand the hardships that come along with collision injuries. That is why we are here to represent you. When you become our client, we will take the time to examine the details of your case in order to obtain compensation for any medical expenses, emotional distresses, physical pains, and lost wages that may occur as a result of your injury.

Get the representation you need and call Shook & Stone today. We have been putting clients first since 1997.

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