I’m personal injury attorney Mike Lombardi. And today, I’d like to give you a few safety tips, whether you’re new to motorcycling or just plain rusty. They could prevent you from becoming a casualty of a motorcycle crash. New, inexperienced bikers and those who are taking up motorcycling again, need to be sure they are aware of safety precautions they can take with unaware or distracted drivers.
It’s a harsh reality, but motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car. That’s why new bikers and those just getting back into it should consider the following safety tips.
Don’t buy more bike than you can handle
Don’t buy more bike that you can’t handle. Motorcycles, even those with small displacement engines, are much more powerful and faster than they used to be in years past.
Get one that fits your size and that’s easy for you to get on and off. If it seems a bit heavy to handle, it probably is. Start with a smaller model. You can always go up from there.
Get anti-lock brakes
Get a bike with anti-lock brakes because they are proven lifesavers. An inexperienced motorcyclist might slam on the brakes and lose control of steering when the wheels lock up. ABS helps you retain steering control if you have to stop quickly. There are also great on slippery roads.
Take a motorcycle safety course
Take a motorcycle safety foundation riding course in your area to hone your skills. As a new driver, you’ll learn the basics and advanced safety techniques. For returning bikers, these are great refresher courses. You may even get lower insurance rates.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, give me a call or text me at Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, so we can help set up a time to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. We’d love to help you.
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