How New Motorcycle Riders Can Avoid Accidents

Unfortunately, motorcyclists have little in the way of protection in the event of a motor vehicle collision. This is why it’s important to make sure to take all the precautions you can to avoid motorcycle collisions and serious personal injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, we recommend that you contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

Below, you will find some of our tips for how new motorcycle riders can avoid getting in accidents in the first place

Don’t Engage in Lane Splitting

Lane splitting refers to when motorcyclists ride between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving cars. Being in close proximity between cars can put a motorcyclist at risk for getting injured when cars try to change lanes or make turns. Most states don’t allow lane splitting because they increase the risk of motorcycle accidents. 

Lane splitting in Michigan is illegal. This can be confusing for some motorcyclists traveling from states where lane splitting is legal. Whenever you ride your motorcycle across state lines, make sure that you are familiar with the state’s motorcycle traffic laws

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Anticipate Curves in the Road

When you see a curve ahead in the road, make sure that you decelerate enough to complete the curve safely. This is true for both cars and motorcycles. While riding a motorcycle, make sure that you slow down to a safe speed before entering the curve. 

To avoid losing balance and traction, you should never dramatically change your speed while your bike is leaned over. This advice will help you motorcycle through curves safely so you won’t need a reputable motorcycle accident lawyer a few months from now.

Be Aware of Traffic While Riding in Groups

It isn’t uncommon for motorcyclists to get tunnel vision while riding in a group. Make sure that you pay attention to all your surroundings while on the road, not just to the person in front of you. This will help you stay alert to changing traffic conditions and help give you enough time to stop if there are congested streets or other obstacles ahead. 

While group motorcycle riding can be fun, it’s always important to consider the safety of both you and the motorcyclists around you. That way, you won’t have to contact a Detroit motorcycle accident attorney in the event of an accident.

Sign up for a Motorcycle Safety Course

If you are new to motorcycle riding, we highly recommend that you enroll in a motorcycle safety training course. These types of courses help reinforce any safety tips that might have slipped your mind. In the state of Michigan, there are motorcycle training courses available for beginning and experienced riders. These educational resources can help you stay safe so you won’t ever need to hire a motorcycle collision attorney.

If you are interested in hiring one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, please feel free to contact our Detroit MI personal injury attorneys at (855) 558-8250 for your free consultation. The Law Firm of Hakim, Toma, & Yaldoo, P.C. is dedicated to helping clients get the financial compensation they deserve for motorcycle accident injuries.

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