We all have to do our part to keep the roads safe. It only takes one person’s negligence to cause an accident which can lead to catastrophic injuries or worse. While everyone on the road is at risk of being injured in an accident, one category of people is even more so: motorcyclists. It’s no secret that motorcycle accidents have a tendency to be more catastrophic than others. Today, we’ll share what ordinary drivers can do to protect motorcyclists.
Check Your Blind Spots
Do not count on your mirrors when changing lanes. Always look over your shoulder and check your blind spot. It’s far easier for motorcyclists to go unnoticed when in your blind spot due to the smaller size of the vehicle. If more drivers followed this one simple rule, some of the most devastating motorcycle accidents could easily be avoided.
Don’t Drive Distracted
By now, everyone should be very familiar with the dangers of distracted driving. With cell phones as ubiquitous as they are, it has become more of a problem than ever before. Under no circumstances should anyone drive while distracted—whether in the presence of motorcyclists or not. But you should remember that individuals on motorcycles are especially hard to spot, which puts them at an increased risk around distracted drivers.
Keep Your Volume Down
As tempting as it may be to blast your favorite songs while driving, you should know that this can pose a real danger on the roads. Not only can this make it more difficult to hear emergency sirens, but it can drown out the sound of a motorcycle approaching your blind spot. Keeping your volume down low can help to protect motorcyclists.
Give Them Room
A majority of vehicular accidents would be avoided if more drivers just gave other vehicles some extra room. This is especially pertinent when it comes to preventing motorcycle accidents. Keep in mind that motorcycles may have a more difficult time getting traction during rain or snowstorms. Try to give them as much room as you can afford to.
The number one thing we can all do to protect motorcyclists is to raise awareness. Too many people are simply unaware of the fact that we should use extra caution when driving in their presence. Consider sharing the tips we’ve given you today with family and friends. As the top motorcycle accident lawyers in Baltimore, our ultimate goal is to prevent such accidents from occurring in the first place.
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