Riding a motorcycle can be a wonderfully exhilarating experience, but as
with every other vehicle on the road, it's important that the driver
keep safety as his number one priority. It is especially essential for
motorcyclists to make good, safe decisions, because one bad choice can
prove to be fatal. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind the next
time you hit the open road in New York:
Ride a motorcycle that fits you. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you should
be able to touch the ground with both feet when astride the vehicle. If
you plan to carry a passenger, make sure your motorcycle also has a passenger
seat and foot pegs for that person.
"Drive to Survive." You need to acknowledge the fact that as a motorcyclist, you are the smallest,
most vulnerable vehicle on the road. As much as you want to trust that
other drivers are following the rules of the road, you also need to realize
that some people drive recklessly. Be cautious and on the lookout for
these people at all times. Pay attention to everyone, follow all traffic
rules, and don't drive aggressively.
Watch for the blind spots. Trucks have huge blind spots, so never assume that a trucker can see you
on your motorcycle—even if you are directly in front of him. If
it's between you and a truck in a potential accident, chances are
that truck is going to win every time.
Unfortunately, even motorcyclists that exercise good judgment on the road
can end up extremely hurt. If you were injured in a
Kingston motorcycle accident that was not your fault, contact Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor at
866-440-4452 for a free consultation about your legal rights to pursue compensation.