There’s a reason why your mother grimaced when she heard you bought a motorcycle. Most motorcycle accidents result in some injury to the driver, and 45% of those injuries are considered severe.
Even though inattentive drivers of other vehicles cause some motorcycle injuries, there are several precautions that you can take to help reduce the likelihood of an accident.
Here are some motorcycle safety tips to consider now that Kansas City temperatures are finally warm enough to go for a ride.
Wear the appropriate gear.
We know you have heard this before, but wearing a helmet with a face shield and protective eyewear can reduce the likelihood of a devastating, life-altering injury. Also, wear leather clothing, boots, and gloves to protect your body from road rash and other damages. We know you may prefer wearing all-black clothes, but you might consider attaching reflective items to make it easier for others to see you.
Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. A DUI would be the least of your worries if you got into a motorcycle accident while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
We know that motorcyclists deserve the same rights as any other driver on the road, but unfortunately, drivers of other vehicles may have a difficult time seeing you. Don’t ride in anyone’s blind spot and signal way in advance if you plan to turn.
If you suffered an injury from a motorcycle accident caused by another driver or a problem with the road, reach out to Aaron Woods at Woods Law KC. Woods has experience helping injured motorcyclists receive fair and just compensation.