Picking up from Riding Safety Tips for Motorcyclists (Part 1), the following highlights and explains some additional motorcycle riding safety tips that can be essential to protecting riders, minimizing the chances of getting into motorcycle accidents and reducing the risk of life-threatening injuries if or when traffic accidents occur.
- Obey all traffic laws – While this riding safety tip may seem obvious and unnecessary to mention, some riders intentionally violate traffic laws to try to impress their friends, get their adrenaline going or simply because they may be in a hurry to get to their destination. Every rider is responsible for his own safety, and choosing intentionally to violate traffic laws put riders – as well as other motorists on the road – at risk of getting into serious motor vehicle accidents.Therefore, when riding, make sure that you don’t speed, that you stop at red lights, that you don’t cut off other drivers and that you do your best to generally comply with all applicable traffic laws.
- Don’t ride after boozing – Like truck drivers and drivers of passenger vehicles, motorcycle riders should NOT attempt to ride after drinking alcohol, as:
- Their ability to pay attention to the task of riding deteriorates rapidly.
- They are more likely to miss important road cues, like stop signs, changing signal lights, indicators on other vehicles, etc.
- They will likely have an impaired response to such important road cues.
- They can have an increased risk of falling asleep while riding.
- They increase their overall risk of getting into motorcycle accidents.
Check out the final part of this blog for some additional essential safety tips for motorcycle riders.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
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