Tips On Remaining Safe While Riding A Motorcycle In NJ

Both the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety state that one out of every one hundred motorcycle riders sustain an accident related injury annually.

Here are some tips that will help prevent injuries while you’re cruising around town:

  • All new riders should take a motorcycle safety course to learn how to drive defensively
  • Never take a passenger until you are comfortable riding in a variety of conditions
  • Always ride with the headlight on
  • Always wear a helmet as it will greatly reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries
  • Riders should wear gloves, long pants, and a leather jacket
  • Wear brightly colored clothing so you are more visible to other drivers
  • Look for road hazards such as bumps and large cracks
  • Instruct passengers to lean with you each time you turn
  • Don’t drink alcohol before operating your motorcycle
  • Don’t speed as forty percent of all riders who sustained fatal injuries were speeding
  • Never share a lane with a car because its driver may not see you
  • Maintain proper motorcycle maintenance
  • Keep extra space between your motorcycle and other vehicles
  • Tell passengers to always hold on to your waist
  • Make sure passengers understand they need to keep their legs away from the muffler in order to avoid burns
  • If you’re going to travel on roads you aren’t familiar with, plan your route in advance
  • Check the weather forecast before heading out

 

If you sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident because of another driver’s actions, please contact us. AsNew Jersey accident lawyers, we can help you get the settlement you deserve.