Read these Motorcycle Safety Tips from John Bales Attorneys.Nothing beats cruising down miles of open road on your motorcycle. And at John Bales Attorneys, we know that your top priority is staying safe. Our motorcycle accident lawyers realize that motorcycle accidents happen in the blink of an eye—and when they do, the consequences can be devastating.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, we want to give you the experienced and caring legal representation you need to move forward with your life. To find out how our law firm can help you, call us at (800) 225-5564 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Safety Essentials for MotorcyclistsThere are a few safety tips you should keep in mind before you set off on your next motorcycle ride on Florida’s scenic highways:
- Wear the right protective gear.
A helmet is the most vital piece of protection you can wear, but do not stop there. For full protection, make sure you also wear:
- Boots with ankle protection
- Goggles or a visor
- Hearing protection (either ear plugs or ear muffs)
- Nylon or leather riding jacket and pants
- Know your bike.
Before you ever hit the highway, take some time to familiarize yourself with the basic functions of your motorcycle in a parking lot or low-traffic area. Get a feel for how smooth the bike:
- Brakes over short and long distances
- Handles on corners
- Shifts gears
- Stay alert.
Erratic drivers or irregularities in the road that get overlooked while you are driving a car may cause a serious accident when you are on a motorcycle. While riding, be on the lookout for hazards such as:
- Intersections with low visibility
- Merging or split lanes
- Potholes and road debris
- Speeding or aggressive motorists
- Dense city traffic