According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people operating a motor vehicle. Whether we’re operating a motorcycle or not, this statistic should urge us to take all necessary safety precautions to avoid such outcomes. Here are three key components motorcyclists should know before taking the roads:
- Motorist awareness: when riding your motorcycle, it is very important to be aware of your surroundings. Staying aware will allow you to adopt a defensive driving method and therefore avoid possibility of collision.
- Apparel education: Wearing the proper gear is vital to insure your safety when riding a motorcycle. Be sure to have your gloves, leather jacket and helmet all strapped on before heading out. This could make a big difference in the severity of your injuries if involved in an accident. For example, wearing a proper helmet can reduce the chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury.
- First response: Knowing how to administer first response medical assistance can be vital to saving someone’s life, as well as your own. There are lots of programs in place that teach motorcyclists first response.
If you or a loved one suffer from an injury resulting from a motorcycle accident, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer to have them assess your case. Give us a call today for a free consultation: 1 (844) CANTINI (226-8464).