Motorcycle Safety starts with both car drivers and motorcyclists sharing the road, actively practicing safe driving techniques, and staying alert at all times. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per vehicle miles traveled in 2019, motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured. Here’s how you can reduce the chances of a motorcycle accident as a vehicle driver:
- Share the road & stay alert
- Obey traffic laws
- Check blind spots and use signal before turning
- Always drive sober
- Don’t text & drive
Safety isn’t just for the cars surrounding motorcyclists, it’s for the riders too! In 2019 alone, 5,014 motorcyclists died. Together we can make Tampa roads safer!
Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind before riding:
- Wear the proper gear
Use certified safety gear when riding. Not only will it provide you with protection in a crash, it also helps to prevent dehydration!
- Check your bike
It’s important to do a full walk around of your bike before getting on the road. Check your tire pressure, tread depth, brakes, headlights, signal indicators, and fluid levels before you ride. Don’t forget to secure and balance any cargo that you’ll be riding with!
- Ride responsibly
Obey traffic laws, always ride sober, and avoid sudden movements without signalling vehicles around you. It’s important to stay alert and visible. Motorcycle dash cams are also a great way to capture footage in the unfortunate case you are in an accident!
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, we’re here to help.
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