According to statistics, motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to be killed and 9 times more likely to be injured in a crash compared to a car occupant.
Several factors contribute which makes riding motorcycles more dangerous than driving cars.
Some of those include:
· Two- wheels – Unlike a car with its stable 4-wheel base, motorcycles only have two wheels and you have to constantly be in balance to avoid falling.
· No protective cage – Compared to the driver of a car who is encased in a somewhat protective cage, the motorcyclist is out on the open so he is more vulnerable to dangers on the road.
· No seatbelts – Car occupants have a seatbelt that will protect them from being ejected from the vehicle; motorcyclists, on the other hand, can be thrown off the bike even with the slightest impact.
If you have been injured due to a motorcycle crash, you should consult a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney to know all your legal option on how to recover your losses.
If you have not been involved in a motorcycle crash, this is the perfect time to review your driving habits and see if there are other things you can do to reduce the risk of driving a motorcycle.
To help you, here are some tips you can follow:
· Wear a helmet
This is the most basic and most important motorcycle gear. In fact, this is required to be worn by motorcyclists the same way that seatbelts should always be worn by car occupants.
Motorcycle helmets protect your from some of the most serious head and brain injuries you may incur in a crash.
· Avoid Lane Splitting
The act of moving between two vehicles is not really illegal in California.
But if you are going to do it, then do it with caution.
Lane split only if the vehicles are stopped or moving in very low speed.
· Be conspicuous
Make sure that the drivers of the other vehicles are aware of your presence at all times.
Avoid going behind large vehicles like vans, trucks and buses as they have blind spots all over.
· Take the whole lane
Do not stick to the side of the road where you are in danger of being sideswiped by passing vehicles.
Take the middle of the lane and treat the motorcycle like a car.
For more information on how to recover losses after a motorcycle crash, you can talk to the Mesriani Law Group’s accident attorneys in San Diego.
For a free consultation, feel free to call us at our toll free number at (310) 826-6300 or send an email at email@example.com .