Did you know that May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month? Our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks sure did. We have helped a number of clients with personal injury cases who have been involved in motorcycle accidents. Be safe out on the roads and drive defensively. Keep reading this week's blog for more motorcycle safety tips for riders. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, please call Gibbons Law Firm today to set up a consultation. Know that your first consultation is free. Our Lake Ozark law firm can be reached at 573-348-2211.
Motorcycle Safety Tips For Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month 2021
DRIVE YOUR MOTORCYCLE DEFENSIVELY.
Again, it's important to drive defensively while on two wheels. 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.
ALWAYS BE ALERT WHILE DRIVING YOUR MOTORCYCLE.
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 OBEY THE TRAFFIC SIGNS.
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.
WEAR A HELMET.
Protective clothing is important for all rides. Motorcycle operators and passengers are no longer required to wear helmets while on a motorcycle, provided they are 26 years of age or older and are covered by a health insurance policy which provides medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a motorcycle accident. However, that doesn't mean that a helmet can't still protect you from getting a serious head injury. 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.
Get The Compensation You Deserve With Gibbons Law Firm.
All of us here at Gibbons Law Firm hope that you found these motorcycle safety tips helpful. We wish all of the motorcycle riders out there a SAFE, but fun ride. Be careful and alert at all times. The Lake of the Ozarks traffic increases greatly around this time of year. Please keep that in mind as you travel here and around the area. Be cautious and aware of others around you. Again, if you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident at the Lake of the Ozarks, please call Gibbons Law Firm today. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We can be reached at the phone number listed below. You can also follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.
Remember, your initial consultation with Gibbons Law Firm is always free.