Be Careful When Driving Your Motorcycle

Posted May 15th, 2014 by .

Categories: Auto Accidents.

motorcycle-accident-njSpring has arrived. Finally, right? There’s nothing better to during this time of the year but to hop on your motorcycle and go for a ride. Warm breezes through your hair, the sun shining on your face, the freedom of the open road…true bliss. But of course, sometimes it can all go wrong.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, traffic fatalities fatalities have nearly doubled from 1997 through 2008. Fortunately, according to 2013 preliminary data, the GHSA has found motorcycle fatalities in New Jersey have decreased from 2012. But riding on a motorcycle can still be an extremely dangerous mode of transportation, especially to any passengers you may have.

With May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC, would like to remind everyone to be cautious when driving on your motorcycle. Here are few tips to keep in mind when you hop on your bike this spring:

  • Check out all your gear before going on your first ride. Make sure everything survived the winter.
  • Always wear a helmet. Not only will it protect your head should you get into an accident, but in New Jersey, it’s the law.
  • Just like you would do driving in car, stick to the speed limit and uses your signals when changing lanes or turning.
  • Wear non-slip gloves and the proper shoes, such as boots.
  • Take a training course. It’s never too late to learn something new.
  • Never, ever drive while impaired.

And what should you do if you do get into an accident? You call The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, PC. With more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law, we know how to get the amount that you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Click here to get more motorcycle safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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