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New York Motorcycle Safety Tips

If you have already been hurt in an accident, it may not be too late for you to get help from a motorcycle safety tips accident lawyer in New York. A motorcycle safety tips accident attorney in New York is often turned to when a cyclist has suffered catastrophic injuries or when loved ones are filing a wrongful death suit on behalf of a cyclist who was killed.

Although motorcycle safety tips, when known by cyclists, can help to minimize the chances of accidents and injuries, it is often the fault of inattentive or reckless motorists when an accident occurs. For this reason, even the motorcycle safety tips put into place on behalf of a cyclist cannot always protect him or her from catastrophic injuries and accidents. The following motorcycle safety tips should always be kept in mind on behalf of motorists as well as cyclists.

Always Use Signals

You cannot always count on a driver paying attention to you or being able to anticipate your next move. Using your signals signals is one way to inform drivers about your intentions and to give them a chance to get out of your way.

Try to Avoid Riding in Heavy/Close Traffic Wherever Possible

One of the greatest areas of danger for a cyclist is riding directly within traffic. Some roads however, make it difficult to avoid doing so. You cannot count on another driver to be aware of blind spots. Riding in groups is a good way to make sure that other drivers see you on the road. If you’re riding by yourself, give yourself plenty of clearance to make sure you’re not in any blind spots.

Riding too close to other cars greatly increases the chances of an accident and resulting injury. Despite the fact that more people love using motorcycles these days, sadly drivers have been slow to catch up about the best ways to share the road with others.

Always Remain Aware

Being aware of the traffic around you and looking for traffic every time you make a turn, change lanes or need to shift your position can help to decrease the chances of accidents. Being ready at all times is extremely important so that you can react quickly in the event that an accident seems imminent.

Avoid Biking at Night

Being on your bike at night dramatically increases your chances of a catastrophic accident because other drivers tend to not even see you during the day. Particularly if you are wearing dark clothing and do not have the right safety gear to make yourself visible to others, an accident at night riding your motorcycle is much more likely. You need to be prepared to avoid this situation by making sure that all of your motorcycling is done during the day

Always Wear Protective Gear

Since you cannot always prevent an accident entirely, protective gear should be used every time you are on your bike. A properly fitting helmet can significantly decrease your chances of a traumatic brain injury or other serious head trauma so it should always be used.

Always Be Seen

The clothing you wear on your person and the visibility reflectors on your bike can give other people a heads up about the presence of a bike and help you avoid being critically hurt in such an accident.

Make sure you are always visible. You can ask a friend to take a look at you as you ride by to verify whether or not you are easily picked up in the peripheral vision of another driver.

These motorcycle safety tips make you more visible to other drivers. Since one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents is when another driver is not paying attention or claims they never saw a cyclist, you can do your part by following these tips. If you still got hurt, you need to show negligence on the part of the other person as soon as possible.

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