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How to safely ride a motorcycle

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2019 | Motorcycle Accidents |

While it may be possible to ride a motorcycle in North Carolina during all four seasons, it is important to do so safely. Each of the seasons has its share of inclement weather conditions that riders need to be ready for. In the spring, there is a good chance that it will rain, which can create slippery road conditions. Roads tend to be at their worst just after they get wet.

Summer days tend to be warmer and drier, but that means that riders are at a higher risk of dehydration and sunburn. Furthermore, riders should resist the temptation to wear fewer layers as covered skin is usually better protected in the event of an accident. During the fall, leaves and other objects can get stuck to roads and make them slipperier than usual. Riders should reduce their speed to account for road conditions that may be less than ideal.

In the event that a person chooses to ride in the winter, it is important to dress appropriately. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to wear layers and make sure to be ready for roads covered with ice and snow. Riders should also inspect their bikes prior to leaving home to ensure that they are in good condition. When the weather gets colder, tires can lose pressure quickly, which can hinder their ability to handle the pavement.

Those who are injured while riding a motorcycle may experience a variety of injuries such as broken bones or lacerations. However, it may be possible to obtain compensation for those injuries if they were caused by the negligence of another motorist. An attorney may be able to show that negligence caused an accident by collecting driver statements or other evidence from the scene of the crash.