Our firm has made May motorcycle month and we are dedicated to increasing
the awareness of motorcycle safety and to educating our readers on the
pertinent law and safety guidelines and tips. Our intentions are to not
only increase awareness, but also in hope that we can help save lives
and prevent injuries by providing useful information. However, we know
that no matter how much information we are able to disseminate, there
will always still be
experienced Poughkeepsie motorcycle accident attorneys are sensitive to the harm brought to motorcyclists and their families
alike as a result of these needless accidents. We encourage all motorcyclists
to consider the following tips and advice so that their safety might be
First and foremost before riding a motorcycle, always receive proper training
from experienced riders and through
motorcycle safety courses. Once you feel confident, obtain the proper motorcycle license through
your local DMV. Not only is it the law, as most states require motorcyclists
to be licensed, but it also serves to ensure that bikers are skilled enough
to safely operate a motorcycle.
Always make sure that you are fully insured before operating a motorcycle.
This will require the purchase of the basic liability coverage. Additionally,
however, you should consider additional comprehensive coverage that covers
medical payments, collision, and even uninsured driver insurance in case
the other motorist isn’t insured.
Equip yourself with proper and adequate protective gear. This should always
wearing a helmet. But also, consider using eye protection, sturdy motorcycle pants, a motorcycle
jacket, hearing protection, gloves, rain gear, boots, and even consider
high visibility equipment.
Once licensed, insured, and properly equipped, make sure to be fully acquainted
with your motorcycle. Read the owner’s manual and understand how
the controls on your bike will work. Before riding, sit on your bike,
stationary, and get used to the reach of the controls. Understanding gear
controls, braking, and handling is always necessary. And as with any motorcycle,
keep it properly maintained.
If you haven’t completed the basic rider safety course, complete
is soon. If you have completed the course, consider an advanced course,
or even just a refresher course. Continuing your riding education will
remind you on the best practices for braking in emergencies, dealing with
inclement weather, encountering animals and pedestrians, how to maneuver
out of a skid, as well as other common roadway encounters or situations.
You could also learn how to properly load your motorcycle with miscellaneous items.
Last, but not least, never operate a motorcycle under the influence of
alcohol or drugs. It is common sense, and it is the law.
Are you interested in learning more safety tips and guidelines for motorcycle riders?
Read our latest article here to learn more general tips, choosing the proper helmet and clothing, and
taking a safety course to help avoid careless accidents. Also, learn more
about picking the proper helmet for you and how it can
save your life by clicking here and why motorcycle safety courses are important aspects in your safety
clicking on the link here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
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