If you are a rider, then you know the joy of owning a motorcycle — the wind in your face, the open road and the occasional bug between your teeth. But if used irresponsibly, motorcycles can be dangerous regardless of how safely you drive.
Following are five motorcycle safety tips to help you avoid becoming an accident statistic in Wisconsin:
- Wear a helmet: You are required by law to wear a helmet if you are under the age of 18. Regardless of what the law requires, wearing a helmet is the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself from a head or traumatic brain injury while riding.
- Use your headlights: Motorcycles can be difficult to see at any time of the day or night. To ensure that other drivers can see you, always drive with your headlights on.
- Choose a bike that fits: When buying a motorcycle, choose a bike that fits you. You should feel comfortable and in control of the vehicle at all times.
- Stay out of blind spots: When riding, avoid the blind spots of trucks and other large vehicles.
- Never tailgate: Tailgating in any vehicle is unwise but particularly dangerous when riding a motorcycle.
Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. zealously upholds the rights of bikers throughout Wisconsin. If you sustain an accident injury, you can fight back. And our firm wants to be there for you when you do. To speak to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, contact us today.