Inexperienced motorcycle riders can cause accidents. They can be a danger to themselves and to others on the road. Motorcycling has its dangers, but inexperienced riders, especially under unanticipated circumstances, are at a greater risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident.
I’m personal injury attorney, Mike Lombardi. Studies show that new and inexperienced motorcyclists are at their greatest risk of having a motorcycle accident during their first year of riding. More than half of these accidents involve riders aged 16 to 24, with less than five months of experience.
Why new riders face a greater risk
The greatest problem for new riders is their inability to properly assess risky situations like poor road conditions, weather, traffic conditions, and sudden events. Skills to maneuver in these situations require experience and know-how with using the techniques necessary to safely operate a motorcycle, which new riders don’t yet have.
Safety tips for new riders
Here are a few tips for new riders to stay safe on the road and avoid motorcycle accidents:
- Pay strict attention to the road.
- Be aware that hazardous conditions can present themselves at any time, including a sudden rainstorm, or debris suddenly appearing on the road.
- Ride slowly on bad roads and around curves.
- Take a rider education course.
- Choose the right bike, one that fits you and one you can handle.
- Before every ride, check your tires, lights, fuel level, brakes and other equipment to make sure there aren’t any problems.
- Ride defensively, knowing that motorcycles are not highly visible to other drivers on the road.
- Obey traffic rules.
- Wear proper safety gear like a helmet, a reflective vest, motorcycle boots, gloves and protective eyewear.
- Avoid hazardous riding conditions, including riding in bad weather and riding at night.
Practice riding your bike
One of the most important things you can do is to practice riding your bike. The more experience you gain, the safer you and others will be on the road.
Unfortunately, accidents do happen even if you do everything right. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, please give me a call or text me at Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, so we can discuss your case. We want to help you in any way we can. ♪ Mike Lombardi is the way to go. Call 600-0000. ♫