According to the National Motorcycle Institute, riding a motorcycle is approximately 25 times more dangerous than driving a car, mile for mile. Motorcycle enthusiasts argue that they are fun and fuel efficient. Although this may be true, the key to staying safe is to be prepared and avoid risks.
Although every state has slightly different laws governing the operation of motorcycles, in New York, riders must wear helmets. This is one of the most important tips for safe riding – always wear a helmet with a face shield or protective eye wear.
Other tips include:
· Wear appropriate protective gear
· Follow traffic rules
· Ride defensively
· Keep your riding skills honed through education and practice
· Be awake and ride sober
Spring is one of the best seasons to go for a ride but it is also a time to be extra cautious. First of all, spring weather can be unpredictable with sudden rainstorms making roads slick and potentially dangerous.
Another obstacle to beware of is potholes as well as the fact that some roads may still be sprinkled with sand, salt, and other snow-melting products. Something as simple as hitting this type of substance on the roadway can have disastrous consequences
One of the founding partners of Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP, Michael Gluck, has been riding motorcycles for more than four decades. Based out of Suffolk County, he has extensive experience with all types of bikes and has firsthand knowledge ofmotorcycle handling. This gives him unique insight into every motorcycle accident that comes to the firm.
Motorcycle accidents can be quite serious. Rosenberg & Gluck can help you navigate the complicated aftermath of an accident involving insurance companies, legal proceedings, and will help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact Rosenberg & Gluck, personal injury attorneys, for a free, confidential legal consultation to learn more about your options.