Florida is home to some of the most picturesque and enjoyable motorcycle roads in the world. The beautiful scenery and the gorgeous weather are just a few of the reasons why the Sunshine State is full of bikers. Group riding is extremely popular here, particularly on the back roads around Black Hammond Fish Camp and A1A and 9 in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast.
Although group riding is extremely pleasurable, doing so is potentially dangerous. Following a few of these tips could prevent a Florida motorcycle crash from occurring the next time you go out with your fellow riders.
- Look Well Ahead. When riding in a group, it’s easy to fixate on the bike in front of you. However, doing so is dangerous. Instead, look some distance ahead and anticipate hazards that may appear where you want to go.
- Give a Two-Second Cushion. As you can imagine, one crash can lead to many when it comes to group riding. If you are driving too close to the bike ahead of you, you may cause a collision, which can cause many more behind you. Prevent this from happening by giving at least a two-second cushion between you and the rider in front of you. Doing so can give you time to react to maneuvers by the forward driver.
- Move to a Single-Line Formation, Sharing the lane with another biker is enjoyable, but it’s best to change to a single-line formation in some situations. For instance, if turns get sharper, visibility decreases, or the road becomes bumpy, getting into single-file formation is best. Additionally, doing so when going through toll booths or entering or exiting the highway is safest.
Riding a bike is dangerous, which makes it essential to drive as cautiously as possible. If, despite your best efforts, you still become the victim of a Florida motorcycle crash, you’ll need the help of an experienced attorney to fight for your rights and attempt to get the compensation you deserve.
Call the law offices of Johnson and Gilbert to schedule a consultation and find out if we can help you.
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