July 20th, 2015|
The Importance of Motorcycle Safety
The warm temperatures of summer are upon us here in Ohio, and the lovely weather has motorcyclists from across the state getting their bikes out on the open road. The increase in motorcycle traffic along with other factors is leading to a rise in the number of crashes involving motorized bikes in our state. That’s why our Ohio motorcycle accident lawyers at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to offer these tips on how to stay safe on a motorcycle this summer.
Know the Law
There are certain stipulations motorcyclists must adhere to on the road. One is being licensed. Motorcyclists seeking full privileges will need a motorcycle endorsement on their license. Those without an endorsement can still ride, but cannot carry a passenger, are prohibited from operating a bike at night, and must wear a helmet. Riders who are under age 18 or those in their first year of carrying a motorcycle endorsement must wear a helmet at all times while their bike is in motion.
Wear a Helmet
Regardless of what the law says, all motorcyclists should wear a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation. Doing so could reduce your chances of death in the event of an accident by as much as 60 percent.
Take a Rider Safety Course
Experience is your best tool to prevent accidents. Sign up to take a rider safety course regardless of your experience level on a motorcycle. An article from Your News Now explains these courses offer riders both classroom and hands-on training that can prove vital in the event of a crash.
Know Your Options
Even when taking safety precautions, accidents can happen. That’s why our legal staff at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to let you know about the five steps to take after a motorcycle accident. We hope you find this information helpful if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle collision.