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Simple And Smart Ways To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

October 30, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Simple And Smart Ways To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation that has grown in popularity in recent years. However, there are many instances where motorcycles have caused serious injury and even loss of life. With that said, following a few simple and smart strategies can go a long way in greatly reducing the chances of a motorcycle accident that results in injury. For example, slowing down is one of the easiest ways to reduce the chances of a motorcycle accident.

More Difficult To Maintain Control

Contrary to popular belief, the posted speed limit is strictly a recommended speed. In many instances a slower speed will be more appropriate for a motorcycle operator looking to stay safe. This is especially true when there is ice, water or other hazards on the road. Motorcycle drivers should always remember that excessive speed makes it more difficult to maintain control of a motorcycle. High speed on a motorcycle also makes it difficult to maneuver and to brake as necessary. Those operating a motorcycle can enjoy far better safety by simply slowing down.

Overall Judgment Skills Are Greatly Crippled

Equally important is to make certain a motorcycle driver, or any vehicle operator, is never impaired when operating on the roads and highways of America. Many motorcycle accidents and collisions occur because the driver is impaired in some way. Being impaired and operating a motorcycle is dangerous simply due to the fact the driver’s reaction time is reduced and overall judgment skills are greatly crippled. Those operating motorcycles can gain a considerable amount of improved safety by never driving impaired.

Reduce The Chances Of An Accident

Another key aspect of ensuring the most in safety when it comes to operating a motorcycle is to perform regular inspections of a bike prior to and after operating the machine. Checking everything from tire pressure to brake pad condition and even looking for leaks can greatly enhance safety for all involved. In addition, checking a motorcycle’s lights and the potential for other electrical problems can also greatly reduce the chances of an accident. All this combined with driving defensively and being a proactive motorcycle operator when it comes to safety can go a long way in preventing accidents that cause injury. Contact Hastings & Hastings today for a Phoenix accident attorney.