Avoiding motorcycle accidents is the best way to survive them

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If you are reading this blog post, then you are probably a fan of motorcycle riding and you would like to be safe while traveling on Oklahoma City roadways. Good! Those who are safety conscious have the best chance of both avoiding a motorcycle accident and surviving if one does occur.

Spring has arrived and summer is just around the bend, which means that you are probably planning a few motorcycle excursions for the warmer weather. If you truly care about avoiding motorcycle accidents, take the safety tips offered below with you when hit the road this year.

— Don’t rely on your reflexes: Several studies have shown that the average time between the start of a dangerous road event and the actual impact is only about two seconds.

— Take steps to be visible: It is hard to say why, but many car and truck drivers fail to see bikes. Wear bright clothing during the day and reflective gear at night. It is also a good idea to use your motorcycle’s high beams during the day.

— Stay with traffic: On busy urban streets, your best chance of avoiding a motorcycle accident is keeping with traffic patterns. However, do make sure your motorcycle is not in other vehicles’ blind spots while negotiating traffic.

— Always watch other drivers: Even if you think you have been seen and are relatively safe, it is a mistake to let your attention wander. Keep your eyes on other vehicles and their drivers at all times.

Even when you are serious about road safety, motorcycle accidents may still occur. If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, a personal injury attorney can provide more information about seeking compensation.

Source: MotorcycleCruiser.com, “11 Tips for Motorcyclists to Avoid Accidents,” Jim Ouellet, accessed March 24, 2017

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