Ways A Rider Can Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

by Terry Bryant

When a motorcycle accident occurs, tragedy usually follows immediately. Riders don’t have the same degree of protection as people driving in cars and are almost always thrown from their bikes in the event of a crash. And as any safety expert will tell you, things can quickly go from bad to worse when a person is ejected from their bike. For this reason, it is crucial for a rider to avoid crashes at all costs, and there are a few simple ways to further this approach.

In a large number of cases, a motorcycle accident is the result of poor training with the bike. Many riders forego attaining a driver’s license for their bike, thinking that if they stay on the back roads, they won’t have to worry. However, licensing courses include safety classes as well, and these will prepare a rider for conditions they will face on the road. And training from a professional driving instructor will help the rider prepare for nearly any scenario.

The best way to stay out of trouble is to observe all traffic laws and avoid dangerous situations like lane sharing. Other motorists aren’t used to sharing lanes with bikes and can suddenly sideswipe or collide with a bike they don’t see. Of course, any rider without a helmet and protective wear is putting their life on the line for no reason. Traffic safety experts have concluded that if every rider wore a helmet, the number of rider deaths would be reduced by more than a third. It’s one of the easiest ways for a rider to protect themselves, and proper safety may mean the difference between life and death.