How to Protect Yourself on a Motorcycle
When you ride a motorcycle, your risk of injury increases exponentially. Is there a way you can keep safe while you ride?
Riding a motorcycle offers cyclists what cars simply cannot provide. It’s like a sense of freedom that only the cageless motorcycle can offer because of the openness that the rider experiences when there are only two wheels beneath them. But this freedom comes at a price. That cost is safety. There is nothing protecting motorcyclists from another car or the pavement. Here are a few tips on how you can protect yourself while you ride a motorcycle.
Avoid getting hit by a driver who is changing lanes.
- Never drive in the driver’s blind spot. Not all drivers check their side-view mirrors, let alone turn their heads to make sure the coast is clear.
- Keep an eye on traffic patterns – it is usually predictable when a driver wants to change lanes.
- Make sure that the driver sees you first before you deviate from your lane and try to pass a slow driver.
Reduce the risk of getting hit by a left-turning driver.
- Avoid speeding at all times, but especially through intersections.
- Ride on the left side of the road as drivers are more aware of bikes that are ahead of them and will likely clear you a small path through which to pass.
- You should not attempt to weave through traffic at intersections.
Keep yourself as safe as possible.
- To best protect yourself from harm you should always wear the proper safety gear. This includes things like a helmet, gloves, jacket, pants, elbow and knee pads, et cetera.
Our staff at Remland Insurance is experienced in all matters regarding motorcycle and auto insurance in Orange County and surrounding areas. We at Remland Insurance will give you the care and coverage that you deserve.