While riding a motorcycle can come with a feeling of freedom and elation, the inherent dangers of riding can make the experience one more of constant paranoia than of freedom. Unlike car companies, which go to great lengths to put as many safety devices within their vehicles as possible and put each model through extensive safety testing, motorcycle companies generally produce their bikes with comfort at the forefront. This does not necessarily indicate that motorcycle manufacturers don’t care about their customer but rather that they have very little to work with when it comes to safety.
Because a motorcycle leaves riders completely exposed, there is really no way to implement safety devices into a bike. Safety then becomes the primary responsibility of the bike rider and nearby drivers. However, anyone who chooses to ride a motorcycle should never rely on other drivers to give him or her adequate space on the road. Motorcycles are often difficult to see and many motorists are not aware of the special care that should be taken when they approach a bike.
Things to Watch Out For on the Road
Here are a few important things to look out for while on your motorcycle:
- A motorist’s blind spot while passing
- Hazardous road conditions such as rain water, oil spills or ice
- Objects flying in the direction of the motorcycle which can make a rider lose control or cause temporary blindness
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligence, then you may have the right to recover compensation for your losses. Contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an attorney about your legal rights and options.