Anytime is the perfect time to take a ride out on the motorcycle. As exhilarating and enjoyable as it is, there are still major safety precautions to consider before operating a motorcycle. Motorcycle laws are extremely important to follow in order to prevent accidents from occurring, and to reduce the amount of deaths that happen each year.
So, before you hit the road, give your bike the once-over.
- Test the lights, brakes, and turn signals.
- Check the oil and fuel levels.
- Make sure the mirrors are positioned correctly.
- Check the cables to make sure they aren’t worn or frayed.
- Wear a high-quality, durable helmet that fits well. If it doesn’t have a face shield, pair it up with goggles or glasses with safety lenses.
- Wear durable non-slip gloves.
- Invest in boots or sneakers that protect your ankles.
Driving a motorcycle means that there are vehicles bigger than yours. Follow important road laws to keep you and others safe.
- Always wear a helmet that fits right, and make sure it meets federal safety standards.
- Know your bike’s limits.
- Stick to the speed limit.
- Don’t tailgate other vehicles.
- Use your signals.
- Be respectful of other drivers. Don’t weave through traffic or drive on the shoulder.
- Don’t ride in blind spots and always use your headlights.
- Brake smart. Use both brakes at the same time, slow and steady.
For any questions or concerns regarding legal advice, you can contact our office at 239-334-0300 to speak with a experienced attorney. At Parvey & Cavenago, we care about your legal being.