Spring’s warmer temperatures mean more motorcycles on roads across the United States – and more risk of motorcycle related highway collisions. Motorcycle experts say the greatest danger posed to riders is motorists who aren’t expecting to see motorcycles out on the road after winter’s colder temperatures kept many bikes in the garage.
“Look Twice, Save a Life,” an advertising campaign focusing on motorcycle safety awareness, is becoming widespread across the United States through poster campaigns and other advertising measures. The effort’s message, according to a campaign representative is that taking the time to double check the traffic conditions before pulling out onto the road. Being alert and aware of surroundings and conditions can help drivers and motorcyclists both avoid accidents and injuries.
The road conditions can also put motorcyclists in danger. Sand and other debris leftover from the winter freezes pose a safety risk.
Motorcyclists can avoid injuries by wearing protective apparel such as heavy jackets, long pants, this boots that cover the ankle, gloves, and most importantly a helmet meeting or exceeding federal safety guidelines. Novice motorcycle riders should take safety classes to learn the best methods for avoiding dangerous situations on the road, according to motorcycle safety advocates.
As a San Bernardino personal injury attorney, I hope that motorists and motorcyclists take the necessary steps to avoid being involved in automotive accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a collision, please consider hiring a car accident attorney in San Bernardino.