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Safety tips for new motorcycle riders

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2024 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Many Floridians enjoy riding motorcycles, whether leisurely or as their main mode of transportation. But motorcycles are at a higher risk of being involved in serious accidents with injuries due to the size of the vehicle, the vulnerability of the rider, and the fact that other drivers don’t always watch out for motorcycles. While experienced riders may feel confident in their ability to ride safely, new riders can benefit from learning safety tips that may help them avoid accidents.

Motorcycle safety

Wearing the appropriate safety gear is one of the most important aspects of motorcycle safety. A DOT-approved helmet, riding boots, gloves, and protective clothing may reduce or prevent injuries in the event of a crash. Reflective materials on the motorcycle or clothing can increase visibility to others on the road. Before each ride, one should check the bike’s tires, brakes, headlights, signals, and fluid levels.

Motorcycle riders should use defensive driving techniques and avoid distractions. It’s important to be aware of the laws and to follow speed limits and other regulations. Paying close attention to intersections and yielding to larger vehicles can prevent many accidents.

Assistance after an accident

If a Florida motorcycle rider is injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person, filing a personal injuryagainst that person may provide compensation to help with recovery. Motorcycle crash injuries can require a long time to recover, which often means costly medical treatments and physical therapy, not to mention loss of work. A successful civil lawsuit can help one pay for these unexpected expenses after an accident.