Even though the weather is getting nippy, motorcyclists are still out on the roads. This means that other drivers must continue to watch for them in an effort to keep the bikers safe. When other motorists on the road don't do their part, innocent motorcycle riders can end up with serious injuries. Some of these injuries might be fatal.
Motorcycle riders have a unique vantage point from which they can enjoy the sights and colors of the changing seasons. When fall hits, there are many different routes that bikers can take to enjoy nature's beauty around the Stamford area.
Staying safe while you enjoy the feeling of the open road while you are on your motorcycle is likely a priority. There are several things that you can do to increase the chances that you will make it home safely at the end of the ride. We understand that you have some really close calls while you are riding. Your reactions might be able to help you avoid an accident.
When you are involved in an accident and call 911, you expect that police officers will show up. If you note that there are injuries when you call 911, you expect that an ambulance will show up. If there is something that happens and the ambulance doesn't show up quickly or in a reasonable time, the victims of the crash might suffer.
The discussion began again back in February when the two sides took their places at a Connecticut legislative hearing. It was being held to determine whether or not motorcyclists will be forced to capitulate and require helmets for all riders.
When you are operating a motorcycle, you face some very real dangers. These dangers aren't limited only to what you cause yourself. In fact, many of the dangers that you will face are caused by other drivers. Understanding some of the most serious dangers that you face might help you to stay a bit safer.
As we discussed in our previous blog post, motorcycle accidents can be deadly or cause injuries. When the accident is caused by another motorist, you might decide that you are going to seek compensation if you were injured.
Even though the cooler months of the year are here, it is still important for motorists to watch out for motorcycles. People who are on motorcycles are at a greater risk of dying in an accident than other vehicle occupants. They are also at an increased risk of being injured. Because of the open design of motorcycles, even accidents that would be minor if they happened to two other vehicles can be very serious if a motorcycle is involved.
Riding a motorcycle is something that requires you to be able to have a good reaction time. For this reason, consuming alcohol and driving a motorcycle isn't ever a good idea. Motorcyclists place themselves in danger when they ride drunk, and they also place other motorcycle riders in their group in danger.
As we discussed last week, wearing an approved helment while riding a motorcycle is one step to minimize the risk of being seriously injured when you are riding a motorcycle. You and any passenger on your motorcycle should each wear a helmet, but that is only one of the ways that motorcyclists can reduce the risk of injury. Motorcyclists can also wear appropriate safety clothing, such as pants that can help to prevent road rash. Even with all of the proper safety precautions, there is a still as chance that bikers and their passengers could be injured if they are invovled in an accident.