Home / Articles / Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than cars. They have no cage for protection, no crumple zones or airbags, or advanced safety features. Their two wheels make them very susceptible to poor road conditions such as wetness and slickness. Also, because of their size, other drivers can have a hard time gauging how far away they are or how fast they are going.

According to 2006 statistics, motorcyclists are about 2.5 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than automobile drivers, and motorcycle fatalities continue to rise.

For all these reasons, motorcyclists must be especially aware of their surroundings and be willing to practice motorcycle safety every time they take to the roads. While all drivers need to be careful and conscientious while sharing the road, because of their inherent danger, motorcyclists must be particularly careful. Here are some tips to keep in mind while you’re out on a motorcycle:

  • The safety lessons they taught you before you received your license weren’t just for the fun of the instructors. Remember to keep in mind your safety training.
  • Err on the side of caution. Don’t take unnecessary risks while riding your motorcycle, as these dangers are even greater than they are when you’re driving a car. Any little mistake at 60 miles per hour on a motorcycle can become fatal.
  • Wear proper safety gear. Wearing a full-face helmet, gloves, a jacket, safety pants, and boots can drastically reduce injuries and fatalities among motorcycle riders.

Contact Us

Even if you are a careful and safe motorcyclist, you can still be involved in an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, contact the Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900.