Safe Driving Tips for Motorcyclists
BE ALERT AND ALWAYS DRIVE DEFENSIVELY WHILE ON A MOTORCYCLE.
When on a motorcycle you may be harder to see than a full-sized vehicle. Don't ever assume another driver can see you. Stay on the defense when riding your bike. Think about the blind spot on vehicles as you are passing or pulling out.
NEVER DRIVE A MOTORCYCLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
Like any motor vehicle, it's important to stay awake and drive sober. You want to ensure your reaction time is as short as possible when riding your bike. Alcohol or being tired can damper your ability to react to a situation on the road. Ensure you are in a safe condition to properly operate your bike.
ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET.
Protective clothing is important for all rides. It's a state law to wear a helmet in the state of Missouri. Sunglasses or other eyewear can help you see better, as well. Leather clothing can protect your skin from the harsh wind and other factors. Consider buying clothing with extra reflective features to help increase visibility to other drivers.
KNOW EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT OPERATING A MOTORCYCLE BEFORE YOU DRIVE IT.
An educational course is readily available for motorcycle riders. It's important to be comfortable on your bike and know how to properly operate the vehicle. Sharpen your techniques and practice driving your motorcycle.
OBEY ALL OF THE TRAFFIC LAWS.
Pay attention to traffic laws that apply to all vehicles - motorcycles included. Stay within the speed limit and come to a complete stop at all intersections. Also, research local traffic laws before traveling out of the state.
Motorcyclists - Stay Safe Out On The Roads!
All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope that this blog finds you safe and healthy. In the spirit of the upcoming Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we hope that you found these safety tips helpful. Again, if you are injured in an accident, please give us a call for your free consultation. We can be reached at (573) 348-2211. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements. Be safe, everyone!
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