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.