Summer is almost here, and that means long days, clear skies, and cool
nights. In other words, perfect motorcycle weather. With great weather
on the horizon and open roads aplenty, it’s no wonder we see so
many new motorcyclists this time of the year. Unfortunately, this also
motorcycle accident lawyers in Prince William County, VA tend to be busier in the summertime. Although nothing makes up for training
and experience, these safe riding habits for new riders will get you started
in the right direction.
Inspect Your Bike
The first riding habit takes place before you actually do any riding at
all. A pre-ride inspection allows you to assess the overall condition
of your motorcycle and fix any problems that can make your bike unsafe.
When inspecting your bike, be sure to test essential safety features like
the brake light, headlight, and turn signals.
If your motorcycle is ready for the open road, the only thing you’ll
need to do is make sure you are too. Proper safety gear can significantly
minimize the injuries you sustain in a motorcycle accident, and may even
save your life. If you only have one piece of
motorcycle safety gear, make sure it’s a DOT-approved helmet—though you really should
have more than that.
When you’re on the road, it’s important that you ride even
more defensive than you drive. Although you can’t do anything about
other people on the road, particularly those who don’t look out
for motorcyclists, you can control how you ride. Keep your eyes moving
to assess driving conditions and road hazards, always give yourself an
out, and move over or slow down to persuade aggressive drivers behind
you to pass safely on your left.
The unfortunate truth is that all the safe riding habits in the world aren’t
always enough. That’s because in many cases
accidents involving motorcyclists are the fault of other drivers. Fortunately, the Auto Accident Law Firm
of Kevin Paul Childers can help. Our motorcycle accident lawyer will see
to it that you receive every penny you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Call us at (703) 330-6300 to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney today.