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Safety tips for motorcyclists

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2024 | Car Accidents

Motorcycles are used year-round by some Oklahomans for leisure and their main mode of transportation. While most motorcyclists are aware of the risks associated with riding and are cautious to try to avoid crashing, some accidents can’t be avoided when another driver is negligent. Motorcycle riders can benefit from refreshing their memories of proper safety procedures and ensuring that they follow these procedures on every ride.  

Staying safe on a motorcycle 

Staying aware and alert while navigating roads is one of the most important aspects of staying safe when riding a motorcycle. But before one even gets out on the road, it’s important to check the bike for any potential problems that could lead to an accident. This includes checking the tires, lights, brakes, and fluid levels. Having the proper safety gear, including a helmet, jacket, gloves, and boots can offer some protection if a crash does occur.  

Once on the road, motorcyclists need to pay close attention to road signs, traffic lights, and other vehicles. Defensive driving can help a motorcyclist see a hazard before it happens, and in some cases, avoid being involved in a crash. Yielding to other drivers when appropriate can often prevent accidents where other drivers aren’t aware of the presence of a motorcycle. 

Help after a crash 

When someone is injured in a crash due to the negligence of another driver, the injured party has the right to seek compensation. Motorcycle accidents in Oklahoma can be particularly serious, leaving a victim with injuries that may require a lengthy recovery time. A successful personal injury lawsuit can provide one with funds to cover accident-related expenses.