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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Note: This was featured as part of our Wednesday segment on Charleston’s 105.5 The Bridge with Box in the Morning. You can catch us every Wednesday morning at 8:50 am ET for the latest law tips and legal news. You can listen to the segment below:

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and we want to be sure that motorcycle riders and other drivers on the road are looking out for themselves and each other. Use these motorcycle safety tips to make sure your ride is as safe as it is fun.

Firstly, always wear your helmet and other appropriate gear. In the event that an accident case goes to trial, wearing the proper gear and obeying all rules and regulations for motorcycle drivers will help your case.

Another tip that motorcycle drivers should remember is to make yourself conspicuous to others on the road. Be as highly visible to other drivers so that you can ensure they see you, whether they are approaching you, following you, or changing into your lane.

When driving a motorcycle, you should also be in an expected position. Stay in the lanes and always change lanes properly, rather than cutting between cars or on the side of the road. Doing so puts you in a lot of danger, as drivers don’t expect you to be there and may not look properly.

Lastly, never assume the car or driver sees you on your bike. You need to be aware of other drivers on the road, and the unfortunate fact that they may not be paying careful attention. Always pay attention to your surroundings and make yourself known to other drivers.

For more information, check out our motorcycle safety tips (link). If you have any further questions, or have been in an accident involving a motorcycle, the John Price Law Firm is ready to help. Contact us online or at (843) 552-6011.