Will You Ride to Work this ‘National Ride to Work’ Day?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is gearing up for National Ride to Work Day following a busy Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This year, National Ride to Work Day is on June 17. Officials with the NHTSA are encouraging motorcyclists to ride to work on this day, and they’re also hoping to continue raising awareness about the importance of motorist awareness of motorcycles. Throughout the Month of May, the NHTSA, as well as many other safety partners across the nation, worked to spread the word about rider safety and Sharing the Road.
Increasing Knowledge of Motorcycle Awareness
Unless you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle or have a close family member or loved one that does, you may not be super familiar with standard motorcycle riding behaviors on roadways. The most important thing that you should know about motorcycles is that they need plenty of room. Never tailgate a motorcycle, and always check blind spots before switching lanes or merging. Motorcycles need plenty of room to stop or maneuver in the event of a roadway emergency. Never cut a motorcycle off or slam on your breaks in front of one. Any kind of aggressive driving behaviors can put a motorcycle rider’s life at risk.
Motorcycle Rider Safety
Just as important as motorists sharing the road, motorcycle riders need to make sure they’re doing everything they can to stay safe while riding. First of all, motorcycle riders should always wear helmets and other safety gear. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been riding. All it takes is one distracted driver to cause a crash. Additionally, motorcycle riders are encouraged to take safety courses, like the one offered by the California Highway Patrol. These are great ways to improve your personal safety before hitting the road on your motorcycle.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
After any kind of motorcycle accident involving another motorist, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.