All about motorcycle accidents

There are many advantages riding a motorcycle, but the disadvantages are concerning us

As we have said before, Florida has the most motorcycle accidents in U.S. according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even if we are car or truck drivers, pedestrians, motorcycle drivers or passengers, we should always be aware of the dangers and we should be aware that we are not alone in the traffic.

Here’s what you have to know to enjoy your ride safely.

Risks

  • Your vehicle is much smaller than a car being hard sometimes to be spotted by the other drivers.
  • Road hazards: bumps and holes in the road, wet gravel, debris.
  • Harsh weather conditions.
  • Not having an outer metal body, such in the case of cars, to protect you from the outside world and to absorb the force from an impact in case of accident.
  • It’s easier to lose control of your motorcycle when riding with high-speed because of the instability in the front wheel.

Safety precautions

  • Always wear the helmet.
  • Wear special boots, gloves jackets or vests that have protective armor.
  • Get proper training and motorcycle safety courses. This way you can save a lot of money on your insurance.
  • Be visible; avoid being in the blind spots of cars and trucks; use your headlights, marker and tail lights at dusk, night or rainy weather; wear bright colors or put reflective strips on your bike and clothes.
  • Avoid road hazards; if you can’t, approach them carefully.
  • Follow traffic rules.

What to do after a motorcycle accident

The procedures regarding what should you do after a motorcycle crash are the same as in the case of car crashes. Here they are:

  • Seek medical care even if you are not visible injured.
  • Get the other driver’s contact and insurance information and the driver’s license number.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene and pictures of your damages.
  • Get contact information from the witnesses.

 

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