Accident Lawyer Provides Tips for Avoiding a Collision with a Motorcycle
According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2013, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured and 4,668 people died in motorcycle crashes. Motorcycles do not provide the same protection as cars, so motorcyclists who are involved in an accident are much more likely to die or be injured than car occupants. With spring around the corner, accident lawyer, Frekhtman & Associates, is providing tips for avoiding a collision with a motorcycle.
The slogan “Look Twice Save a Life” is helpful to remember. If you are about to make a turn or switch lanes, take the extra second to look twice. Motorcycles are not as visible as cars. They are significantly smaller in length and width. Sometimes they are overlooked, causing a collision. Double check to verify you do not have a motorcycle in your blind spot.
Motorcycles require a shorter stopping distance than cars. This means they can react more quickly to an issue in front of them and come to a sudden stop. Don’t follow a motorcycle too closely so you will have time to stop should they stop. What might be a fender bender for two cars, can be a fatal collision for a motorcyclist.
Motorcycles don’t always drive in a straight line down the road. They have to avoid potholes and any debris they see on the road, otherwise they may lose control. Therefore, a motorcycle may weave from side to side as they drive. Allow them room to react to dangers they see on the road.
Distracted driving causes accidents. Avoid texting, talking on a cell phone, eating, reading a paper and tending to the children while you are driving. Focus on the road. This will prevent an accident with another car or motorcycle.
If you have been in an accident, contact us so we can help you.