Practice These Safe Driving Habits to Avoid Injury
According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are over 8 million motorcycle accidents a year, with 8,317,363 in just 2020. You can avoid a damaging motorcycle accident by following the tips below. They’ll ensure that you’re safe when you’re on the road and minimize your injury.
Most drivers take the speed limit more as a recommendation rather than the law. However, speed limits are set to protect drivers from unnecessary accidents. Try to stay closer to the speed limit as you’re driving to avoid getting into an accident. Doing so can help minimize your risk of serious accidents.
Stay Focused on the Road
Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of accidents and can be devastating in a motorcycle accident. As a result, it is important to keep yourself focused on the road, including putting your phone away. Whatever text you get is not as important as your life and should be ignored until you are safely parked.
Get Routine Maintenance
Maintenance is important, not just for your vehicle’s operation, but for its safety. Get your oil and fluids changed regularly to avoid damaging the engine. Just as importantly, get your vehicle checked if you see a “check engine” light appear at any time to ensure that your car is protected.
Leave Enough Distance Between Cars
We’ve all been stuck behind a slow driver and probably followed them a little closer than necessary. This mistake puts you and the other driver at risk by giving you less time to react if they stop. At least three seconds or a few car lengths should be between you and the other vehicle and more in bad conditions.
Use Safety Gear
Even if your state does not require motorcycle helmets while driving, wear one to keep yourself safe. Just as importantly, wear any seatbelts or other protective gear while inside cars. During routine maintenance, also make sure to get your airbag checked for any malfunctions. Doing so can keep you safe and prevent other serious dangers.
Follow these tips to stay safe on the road and avoid the kind of damaging accident that can devastate your life. If you do get into a motorcycle accident, contact Jalilvand Law to defend you in the case or get compensation for your injuries.