4 Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

motorcycle accident attorneyEach May, the National Safety Council recognizes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Designed to help keep bikers safe on the road all year long, the campaign is perhaps more important than ever. As COVID-19 continues to upend virtually every aspect of modern life, motorcyclists must be even more cautious when hitting the road. Here are four ways to stay safe amidst the spread of COVID-19 and every time you go for a ride:

1. Ride in a Loop That Starts and Ends at Home

There’s nothing quite as relaxing or as therapeutic as going for a long motorcycle ride. While you might be tempted to run some errands or stop by to see friends on your drive, it’s simply not a good idea right now. If you plan to go for a ride, make sure your journey begins and ends at home with no stops on the way.

2. Perform Routine Maintenance Before Hitting the Road

Many of us have more free time on our hands than usual right now. Put that time to good use by performing regular maintenance to your bike. This shouldn’t end just because social distancing measures are lifted, either!

3. Watch Out for Road Hazards

With everyone safe at home, roads are empty right now. While you might be tempted to ease up on your awareness given the open roads, experts say that’s the last thing you should do. Road hazards like potholes, surface debris, and wildlife still present real safety threats!

4. Use Extra Caution at Intersections

Many of the most deadly motorcycle accidents happen at intersections. When other drivers fail to see you as they turn left, fatal collisions can occur. To ensure your safety, be sure to signal and exercise extreme caution at intersections.

Contact a Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to understand your legal rights completely. Call Richard Serpe right away to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. You won’t pay a dime unless we recover a settlement on your behalf. Get started now by dialing 877-544-5323.

We handle motorcycle accident cases in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, Roanoke, and all of Virginia.