Updated: Aug 28
Motorcycles are exhilarating and adrenalizing, but the ride is much more dangerous than being in a car. There's no steel frame or airbag to protect you incase you do get into a crash. That's why Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled in 2017.
Here are some safety tips to help you stay safe on the road:
1) Wear a Helmet
Head injury is the number one cause of death in motorcycle crashes. According to the CDC, helmets reduce the risk of head injury in a motorcycle crash by 69%.
2) Wear Protective Gear
Protective gear and clothing will minimize the injuries in case of an accident.
3) Ride Defensively
Two-thirds of motorcycle accidents are cause by a car driver violating the motorcycles right of way. Make sure to watch for turning vehicles, vehicles abruptly changing their lanes, and make sure to signal well in advance when switching lanes.
4) Ride Sober
According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, in traffic crashes that involve drugs or alcohol, injuries occur in 90% of motorcycle crashes compares to 33% of automobile crashes.
Riding motorcycles can be dangerous, but ensuring you are following all safety precautions can make the world of a difference. In the event that you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle collision, do not hesitate to contact the experienced motorcycle attorneys at State Law Firm. Contact us for a free-consultation today!