Motorcycle Safety

Posted on July 19th, 2019 by Tom Zimmerman

The warmer weather has brought out motorcycle riders and with summer in full swing, it’s important that both motorcyclists and those around them are cautious on the road and follow all safety procedures. If you have a motorcycle that you feel is faulty, contact Zimmerman Law Offices, P.C. because as your consumer rights attorneys in Chicago, we want to make sure you are compensated for what you deserve.

 

Make Sure You Have The Right Bike For You

If your motorcycle has too much power for you, it can cause trouble—and even accidents—on the road. According to Consumer Reports, if you are a beginner rider, you should have a model with a 250-cc to 300-cc engine. Once you get your bearings and head onto the highway, you should switch to a 500-cc to 750-cc engine. No matter the size of your bike, make sure you take an MSF riding course so you can learn how to operate it properly.

 

Make Sure You Are Visible On The Road

Avoid a car or truck’s blind spots and make sure your headlight is always on (even if you are on the bike during the day). To stay more visible, consider wearing bright-colored clothing or add some reflective strips to your bike so other drivers can see you better.

 

Utilize All The Right Safety Gear

Regardless of the law, we strongly recommend that you wear a helmet when riding, as studies have shown that riders without helmets are 3 times more likely to have a brain injury if they are involved in a crash. And make sure you dress appropriately in either leather or thicker clothing before you begin your ride.

 

Be sure to keep your motorcycle well-maintained and avoid riding when the weather is bad. At the Zimmerman Law Offices, P.C., we know how vital it is to stay safe on the road, whether you own a bike or another type of vehicle. If you think you have a faulty one, contact your consumer rights attorney in Chicago today.

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