Motorcycle Awareness: What You Need to Know

May is the official motorcycle awareness month. However, even though May is gone, people still need to keep learning about motorcycle safety. Any time of the year is a great time to review the safety rules, buy new safety equipment for your bike, inspect your vehicle for problems, and fix them immediately. Remembering safety protocols never gets old, regardless of how long you have been riding. 

You may be entitled to compensation if an irresponsible motorcycle rider injured you. Every driver on the road has a duty towards the other road users to provide them with a safe environment. They may be liable for your injuries and damages if they were negligent. To speak with an attorney, contact Sabbeth Law Firm today. 

Motorcycle safety tips 

  • Choose the right bike. 

If you have not yet bought a bike, the first step to safety is buying the one that is right for you. Now remember that not every bike is suitable for every person. Some are short, while some are taller. Some bikes are lighter and easy to handle, while others are heavier. If you do not have a good grip on balancing a vehicle, buying a heavy bike may not be the right choice for you. 

  • Gear up. 

Even though you may want to look good while riding your bike, looking good should not be your only priority. Regardless of how hot the weather may be, make sure to wear clothing that provides appropriate protection. A T-shirt, shorts, and jeans are not the proper riding attire. Always wear leather or other thick leather jackets, boots, and pants. If your helmet is open-face, wear goggles or glasses. 

  • Take a safety course. 

If you are buying a new motorcycle, you must take a motorcycle safety course. If you have been riding for years and never took these safety classes, now is not too late. It is never too late to learn more about safety tricks. You never know which one of these might save your life someday. Driving a motorcycle is not the same as driving a four-wheeler, so taking the appropriate course is suggested.

  • Inspect your tires. 

Make sure to check your tire pressure before you ride. Do this every time you ride and not just sometimes. Even the most minor punctures can leak air, and a drop in air pressure in the middle of the road can be fatal. Educate yourself about good and bad tires and the kind that your vehicle requires to operate safely. 

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