It is spring in Arizona and with spring comes amazing weather that is sure to get motorcycle riders out on the roads. Whether it’s a ride around town or a road trip to Sedona, being outside and riding a motorcycle is a great way to enjoy a beautiful day. But don’t forget that riding a motorcycle can be dangerous and bikers need to exercise extreme safety.
Fortunately, motorcycles give their riders great tools in order to avoid an accident. Today’s bikes have incredibly powerful breaks, they provide obstruction fee visibility, and they have great handling and tires. Combined with these tools the following six tips from the motorcycle accident attorneys at Zanes Law will help you stay out of harm’s way when riding a motorcycle:
Prepare to Hit the Roads
Before your ride, make sure your thoroughly check your motorcycle. This is especially important if you do not ride your bike on a daily basis. You need to check your lights, turn signals, brakes, mirrors, chain, and cables to make sure they’re all working correctly and up to the manufacturer’s specifications. This advice may seem like a no-brainer for experienced motorcyclists; however, there are many new riders, of all ages, on the road.
You might also think about getting some new quality gear. Does your helmet need an upgrade? Do you need boots to cover your ankles? Frayed gloves? Try some new durable, non-slip gloves for extra safety.
On the highway
You’re geared up and ready to go. But there is still a lot you can do to protect yourself and other motorist while you’re on the streets.
- ALWAYS wear your helmet. Make sure that you’re wearing one that meets federal safety standards.
- Be as visible to other drivers as possible. Keep your headlights on during the daytime, wear reflective gear, and equip your bike with a fairing or windshield.
- Get proper training. Bikers who are well trained on how to ride and care for their bikes are less likely to be involved in Motorcycle Accidents.
- Ride Sober. Alcohol and other drugs affect judgment and do not mix with motorcycling.
- Finally, stick to the speed limit. Be smart and slow down.
We hope these tips may offer some help and that you will be able to enjoy the feeling of the open road for many years.
Zanes Law has motorcycle accident lawyers who have handled thousands of personal injury cases and we have offices in both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. So if you have been injured in any way, please call us and we will do our best to help you just like we helped our many clients who have left us 5-Star Google reviews.