Summer temperatures have been pleasant for most of the season in Nashville, making it an ideal time to enjoy the roads throughout the city on your motorcycle. But even the most well-protected motorcyclists still face dangers when they ride, especially when other vehicles are nearby.
In addition to being well-acquainted with your bike and its characteristics like handling, braking, and acceleration, it’s also important to drive as defensively as possible around other vehicles. Drivers aren’t always looking for motorcyclists, and that can result in serious accidents.
To better protect yourself on Nashville’s roadways, always follow these important motorcycle safety guidelines:
- Wear full riding gear – When motorcycles collide with other vehicles, or when motorcyclists are thrown from their bikes, their only protection is their riding gear. Wearing a helmet, riding jacket, riding pants, boots, and gloves can save your live and reduce the severity of your injuries.
- Be cautious at intersections and when drivers are waiting to turn left – Many serious and fatal motorcycle accidents occur because drivers don’t see them when they’re turning left. Keep that fact in mind every time you approach an intersection or an area where oncoming traffic turns left, and be prepared to stop or slow down if a vehicle turns in front of you.
Ponce Law’s team of Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys knows that motorcyclists often face long roads to recovery after they’ve been involved in accidents with passenger vehicles. We’re here to help you maximize your chances of getting compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
Call us today for a free consultation with our legal team.