Sharing the Road with Motorcyclists
While a motorcyclist may be skilled and experienced, this cannot guarantee that he or she will be able to avoid becoming involved in a motor vehicle accident. This is because traffic safety requires a collaborative effort on the part of all motorists. Each driver has the ability to improve the overall picture slightly by remaining actively aware of the presence of motorcycles in the immediate vicinity and sharing the road with them willingly.
The reality is that the majority of multiple-vehicle collisions involving motorcycles are caused by the drivers of other automobiles. Taking proactive measures to avoid striking a motorcyclist benefits everyone. However, if you have been hurt because of a negligent motorcyclist’s actions, we may be able to help you to recover financial compensation for your injuries. Contact the Racine motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
How You Can Help
There are so many things that you must keep track of when you are driving that it can be easy to let the presence of a motorcyclist escape your notice. This can create an unnecessarily heightened risk of dangerous collisions. Some suggestions to help you successfully share the road are:
- Always check your mirrors and over your shoulder to monitor your blind spot before turning or changing lanes.
- Allow plenty of space when merging or in the vicinity of a merging motorcyclist.
- Avoid aggressive driving behaviors when motorcyclists are moving ahead through heavy traffic.
- Do not try to force your way past a motorcyclist in one lane.
By following these safety tips, you can greatly reduce your chances of a motor vehicle collision.
We are passionately committed to helping all motor vehicle accident victims. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.