Motorcycle Safety Tips for 2022
Our Beverly Hills motorcycle accident attorneys hate to see people injured in motorcycle crashes. Thankfully, the State of California reports that motorcycle fatalities decreased 9.4% from 523 in 2018 to 474 in 2019.” Regardless, motorcyclists are still 29 times more likely to die in a crash than people in cars. Here are a few tips to stay safe on your motorcycle.
Be Seen by Other Drivers
Did you know splitting lanes is illegal in some other states? The reason is that motorcycles can not easily be seen when they are weaving in and out of traffic. Slow down, make sure approaching cars see you, always turn your headlight on, and wear bright colors. Statistics show 75% of motorcycle accidents are caused by the other driver not seeing the motorcycle.
Wear Proper Protective Gear
Have you ever seen someone on a motorcycle in August wearing shorts and a t-shirt? Yes, it’s really hot in a motorcycle jacket, helmet, and long pants during the summer months in California, but being warm is a small price to pay for being safe.
Check the Weather Before a Long Ride
As global warming continues, 2022 is only going to bring more record-breaking weather, unfortunately. If you’re planning a freeway ride especially, it never hurts to check the weather first. Maybe today is not the day to cruise up the coast.
It’s very easy to get such a light vehicle traveling at the same speed as heavier 4-wheel cars. Driving a motorcycle requires even more discipline to not speed than driving a car does.
Contact our Beverly Hills Accident Attorneys If You’ve Been in a Motorcycle Crash
Jalilvand Law can help you with a motorcycle crash case if the worst should occur. Please contact us at 310.478.5800 or submit our contact form. Stay safe out there on your motorcycle in 2022.