Motorcycle Riders and Safety Tips
Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation and recreational activity, but motorcycle accident-related deaths have been on the rise since 1999. In fact, the number of motorcyclist deaths has more than doubled between 1999 and 2008, making motorcycle riding an increasingly dangerous activity. It does not have to be. The Centers for Disease Control offers valuable safety tips that can save your life or the life of someone you know.
One of the most important steps that you can take to protect your safety is to wear a helmet. Universal helmet laws have been proven to save lives. California requires riders of all ages to wear Department of Transportation-approved helmets whenever they ride. Your helmet can protect your head, but your clothing should be designed to protect your body. Wear leather or similarly rugged material in bright colors or with reflective details to ensure you are more visible. Boots can be good for protecting your feet and ankles.
Never drive after drinking alcohol, which can affect your reaction time and interfere with your ability to ride safely, and follow all applicable rules of the road. Stop at stop signs and lights, use caution when overtaking other drivers or traveling over slippery roads and avoid tailgating.
Motorcycle injuries can be emotionally devastating, physically debilitating and deadly. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help. Contact our motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.
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