There is a certain feeling of freedom that comes when you hop on a motorcycle. For some people, the wind hitting your face as you weave past traffic is one of the best feelings in the world. But the feeling of freedom and not being boxed in that a motorcycle provides are not without some serious risks.
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road. Not being boxed in, the very thing that makes a motorcycle so appealing, can lead to death in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, a motorcycle provides no crash protection whatsoever.
Making Your Ride Safer
Motorcycles only represent two percent of all registered vehicles in the United States, yet five percent of all highway fatalities involve motorcycles. If you are a motorcyclist, you cannot depend on other drivers to be aware of your presence and give you the extra space you need. You must take hazard and crash control into your own hands and become hyper-aware of all things around you while you are on your bike.
In addition to practicing defensive driving, you should also wear all of the protective clothing suggested for cyclists to prevent road rash and burns in the event of an accident. And most importantly, always wear a quality helmet.
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident involving a negligent driver, contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 for more information on your legal rights and options.