Should I drive my motorcycle any differently during the fall?

Volusia County is chock-full of scenic views that are arguably even more beautiful when seen from the back of a motorcycle. During the fall, bikers flock to Florida because the weather becomes more enjoyable and the views are breathtaking.

Although temperatures don’t change too dramatically in autumn—the riding conditions can. Motorcycle crashes occur frequently because bikers don’t adjust or adapt to the changes.

Driving Your Motorcycle in the Fall

By preparing yourself for the weather and road condition changes, you may be able to prevent getting into a crash on I-95, Route 1, I-4, or another road around Daytona Beach. Here, we discuss a few tips on how to ride in the fall:

  • Adjust to the earlier sunset. The sun takes longer to rise and sets much earlier in the fall than in the summer. Plan to leave for your trips earlier than normal if you aren’t comfortable riding in the dark. Also, ensure that your headlights and taillights are in good working order so that you can see, and other motorists can see you as well.
  • Beware of slippery leaves. Leaves tend to fall on the roads during the autumn season and can become quite slippery when wet. Riding on this moist foliage can cause your tires to slip and you could lose control of your motorcycle.
  • Prepare for rain. Although Florida weather is always unpredictable, it is even more so in the fall. Check the forecast before you hit the road and always bring your rain gear to prepare yourself for wet weather.

We May Be Able to Help

Even if you drive your safest, other drivers around you won’t always do the same. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident in which you suffered injuries, the attorneys of Johnson and Gilbert may be able to help.

Contact us through our website chat feature or by giving us a call and discussing your situation with a member of our experienced legal team. We may be able to help you receive significant financial compensation for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and time away from work.