As warmer spring weather continues to move into the area, motorcyclists are looking forward to spending more time on the road. While this is one of the best times of the year to jump on your bike, don’t do so until you take all the necessary safety precautions.
Here are some spring motorcycle safety tips to help guide you over the months to come:
- Inspect your motorcycle and equipment: If your bike and/or equipment is not in tip-top shape, there’s a greater chance it’ll fail you. And if it does, it could result in an accident or injury.
- Take a safe driving class: Even if you have many years of experience, spring is a great time to sign up for an in-person or online safety course. You never know when you’ll pick up some information that can help you ride more safely.
- Keep an eye on the sky: Temperatures may be on the rise, but strong wind and heavy rain is common during the spring season. If the weather isn’t cooperating, it’s best to get home as quickly as possible.
- Watch for potholes: The roadways get beat up over the winter months, thus resulting in potholes, cracks and other similar concerns. Keep your eye out for these so you can adjust accordingly.
When you follow these safety tips, you’ll feel better about your ability to enjoy every last second of your ride.
If another driver causes an accident, such as someone who was texting and driving, you should receive immediate medical care. From there, follow your treatment plan, file an insurance claim and take steps to protect your legal rights by obtaining all the compensation you deserve.