How can you stay safe on a motorcycle?

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

To be a motorcycle enthusiast is a rewarding hobby. When you live in California, there are few better places to take up motorcycling. Whether you are a seasoned rider or someone new, it is crucial that you stay safe on the roads. The National Safety Council reports that there were 5,172 motorcycle deaths in 2017 alone. This is double from the 1990s.

One of the problems that motorcyclists face on the roads is that other drivers may not think of them first. They may not see them, may not anticipate their next movies and may not be able to see the motorcycle at all. While this is often a problem with the driver him or herself, it is important for motorcyclists to be aware of these drivers.

Aside from wearing proper safety gear, motorcyclists should take into account their driving level. Many older riders pick up motorcycles after decades. Perhaps they rode in their 20s and don’t ride again until they are in their 50s. Even though these drivers have experience, they have not experienced the roads today. The traffic is worse; the bikes are more powerful and they may not have the same reaction time that they did when they are younger. To stay safe, it is important to remember that you may have to relearn some of your old skills. Do not pick up the hobby if you are not willing to relearn the skills that keep you safe.

None of the above information is intended to be legal advice. It is simply for educational purposes on motorcycle safety.