May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. In an effort to keep bikers safe, Florida Highway Patrol troopers are asking that riders use caution and share the road with other vehicles.
One of the main difficulties that motorcycle riders have is being noticed by drivers in bigger vehicles, such as vans and trucks. In order to prevent a Florida motorcycle crash from occurring, you’ll need to ensure that you are visible. Here are tips that may help avoid a potential collision:
- Wear Bright Clothing. Donning clothes that are bright and bold can draw attention to you when riding down the road. The brighter you are, the more visible you are, which could prevent a vehicle from turning into you.
- Make Your Bike Loud. Although some find loud bikes bothersome, they can actually save your life. Riding a bike that makes a lot of noise causes people to look at you and become aware of where you are, which could prevent you from getting into a crash.
- Give Distance. The closer you ride to the back of a vehicle, the less visible you are to the driver, which increases your chances of getting into a crash. Instead, give yourself at least a two-second cushion between you and the vehicle in front of you. Make sure you can see the side mirrors when riding behind big trucks and always pay close attention to what is going on around you.
Getting into a Florida motorcycle crash is stressful and costly. Along with dealing with injuries, you may also lose money and time away from work, which isn’t fair. Call the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert to find out if we can help you.
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