For many riders, there is no better way to enjoy 360-degree views of the Colorado landscape than from a motorcycle. Although passenger cars and trucks do not have amazing views, they have safety features. Riders have virtually no protection in the event of a collision with another vehicle. At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we often represent clients whose loved ones are seriously injured or killed in a crash with a car or truck.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance reports that more than three-quarters of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of an accident.
- Stand out from the crowd. Drivers often overlook motorcycles when scanning the area around them. Wear bright colors that can catch the eye and help them notice you.
- Be situationally aware. Distracted drivers often swerve. Poor road conditions and hazards cause unexpected lane changes. Focus on your surroundings to help identify and avoid these dangers.
- Avoid driving in bad weather. Check the conditions in advance of a ride. If you are not up to date on safe ways to ride in the wind, rain or snow, consider rescheduling.
- Go back to school. Even if you have experience riding, take a motorcycle safety class. It can help refresh your memory and perhaps offer new tips and techniques to stay safe.
Crashes with passenger and commercial vehicles are typically the fault of the non-motorcyclist. Following the laws of the road and taking extra precautions, can reduce the potential of a wreck. If you are in a collision due to a negligent driver, there may be grounds for a claim. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.