Florida is one of the best states for avid motorcyclists because the weather is nice just about all year long. Of course, more motorcycle riding also means more motorcycle accidents throughout the year. Therefore, to keep yourself safe on the road, always make sure you follow these tips for safe motorcycle operation:
- Wear a helmet: Never get on a motorcycle without a helmet. Make sure that helmet has a face shield, or else wear protective eyewear as well. A helmet is the best way for you to guard yourself against potential head injuries or brain trauma.
- Obey all rules of traffic: Maintain a reasonable speed, avoid lane splitting and follow all rules of traffic so you do not cause an accident.
- Wear safety gear: Helmets aren’t the only protective gear you should wear. Anti-skid leather clothing from head to toe, including boots and gloves, can protect you in the event you have to put down your bike. Reflective gear can make it easier for others to see you, especially if you’re riding at night.
- Get training: Motorcycling requires a different set of skills than driving a regular vehicle, so it’s important you stay on top of your training. Even if you’ve been motorcycling for years, it can be a good idea to take some refresher courses every now and then to develop new riding techniques and to make sure you’re riding in a safe manner.
- Check your bike: Every now and then, perform some routine checks on your bike to make sure it’s safe for operation. This should include checking the condition of the tires, looking for signs of any gas or oil leaks, checking the operation of your lights, checking your fluid levels, checking the brakes and throttle and making sure your mirrors are clean.
To explore your legal options after a motorcycle accident in Florida, consult an experienced Bradenton personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.