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Ways drivers can protect motorcycle riders

| Jun 22, 2021 | Personal injury

There are steps that drivers can take to help keep motorcycles safe on the roadways. There are also ways that the personal injury legal process can help keep motorcycle accidents victims safe that victims of motorcycle accidents should be familiar with.

Drivers should be mindful of their blind spots

Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles and take up less space in a driver’s field of vision. They can easily be missed by drivers in their blind spot. Drivers should always make sure to check their blind spots for motorcycles.

Drivers should always use turn signals

Drivers should always signal their intent on the roadways by using their turn signals. This can help provide motorcycle riders with the time they need to respond to the actions of the driver.

Drivers should never tailgate

Motorcycles are more sensitive to changes in driving conditions so they may need more time to respond to changes in roadway conditions that drivers of passenger vehicles would not necessarily need to respond to. For that reason, drivers should always allow motorcycle riders ample space and ensure they do not tailgate a motorcycle.

Drivers should dim their headlights behind motorcycles

Motorcycle riders can be blinded by lights and because they are more susceptible to high lights, drivers should dim their lights when approaching and following motorcycles.

Motorcycle riders are more likely to be involved in an accident and also more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident. For that reason, drivers should do all that they can to help keep them safe and motorcycle accident victims should be familiar with how a personal injury claim for damages can help with their physical, financial and emotional damages.