Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences. Each year, thousands of people suffer catastrophic and fatal injuries because of these types of accidents. Unfortunately, many of these crashes result from someone’s negligent actions.
Because of the serious nature of motorcycle accidents, those on the road should recognize the various steps that drivers, motorcyclists, and all others on the road can stay safe. Here are some ways to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that occur throughout each year.
Focus on Sharing the Road
One crucial step all drivers and motorcyclists should take is increasing the focus on sharing the road. Many drivers in passenger vehicles look down on motorcyclists who lane split. Some motorcyclists force drivers to feel like they must move over so that the smaller vehicle can pass.
Unfortunately, the lack of respect all parties show to each other on the road leads to anger and aggressive driving. In turn, severe collisions can occur and cause long-term damages.
Drive with Respect for Others
Respecting others on the road is as simple as following the laws and driving safely. For instance, a driver should ensure he or she is looking in their blind spots before merging lanes to avoid crashing into a smaller motorcycle they may not see otherwise.
For motorcyclists, driving with respect means avoiding revving their engine when lane splitting. Motorcyclists should also be aware of drivers and never expect them to allow them to have free reign on the road.
Ensure Safety Measures are in Place
Safety measures can include the following for motorcyclists:
- Driving the speed limit
- Having safety equipment
- Avoiding reckless drivers
- Giving other drivers enough space
For drivers, safety measures most often mean checking mirrors and blind spots to prevent a crash. All drivers and motorcyclists must also ensure they properly maintain their vehicles to prevent severe problems.
At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help when motorcyclists suffer injuries in a severe collision. Trust that our firm always has our clients’ best interests in mind, working hard to pursue the compensation and justice they deserve.
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