I published these motorcycle safety rules in our Spring Newsletter, but it can’t hurt to publish them again here on my blog site. These are general motorcycle safety suggestions. My next post will give safety tips for riding in heavy traffic.
1. PROTECT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ORGAN!
Your brain, of course! Looking cool is important (just ask any 14-year old!) but those skull cap helmets won’t protect your brain when your head gets dashed against the pavement. Wear a properly certified helmet and your chances of surviving a crash
go up dramatically.
2. BE “BLING BLING” ON WHEELS.
Wear bright clothing, a brightly colored helmet and keep that headlight on. Remember, the number one danger of being on a bike is that other motorists just don’t see you. Make them see you! Your colors and your light should be SCREAMINGat them!
3. LIKE YOUR BIKE.
More than with a car, a mechanical problem with a bike can cause a serious accident. Check your oil, tires, chain and brakes. Immediately investigate any unusual noises.
4. BE AN “EASY” RIDER.
What’s the rush? Enjoy the scenery. There’s no race. Your chances of getting into an accident go up with every mile-per-hour you increase your speed.
5. DON’T PUT YOUR “SKIN IN THE GAME”.
Wear clothing that is not only colorful, but that protects your skin. Nothing beats leather.
6. BOOZE AND BIKES? — YIKES!
Get your high from the freedom of the road. Don’t enhance it with alcohol or drugs because those things also dramatically increase your risk. And by the way, riding while you are sleepy is not much safer.
7. BE A ZEN MONK.
One of the best ways to prevent having to get peeled off the pavement is to be completely “there” on your bike. Observe everything and everyone around you. Don’t let your mind wander. Be a Zen monk out there. Better yet, be a prophet. Try to anticipate trouble before it happens. Expect cars to zip out in front of you. Expect them not to see you. Don’t take anyone or anything for granted.
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Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
michaels-smolak.com Central & Syracuse NY Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Michaels & Smolak, P.C.