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5 Ways to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury

Motorcycle accidents often result in very serious injuries to the rider – or even death. As a motorcycle accident attorney in Rock Hill, SC, Charlie Burnette has some tips on how you can avoid motorcycle accidents:

  1. Wear a helmet and other gear – Always wear a helmet and protective clothing that includes padding. Make sure all your gear is marked with reflective tape and includes some color. This ensures that other drivers see you in both the day and night.
  2. Be cautious in bad weather – Bad weather increases your chances of losing control over the motorcycle. Always check the weather reports and drive slowly when it’s stormy outside.
  3. Be alert on the road – Always be wary of the vehicles around you. Never speed and be attentive when you switch lanes.
  4. Drive defensively – In addition to being alert, be defensive. Keep an eye out for distracted drivers and never assume a driver will allow you the right of way. They may not even see you. Before you go out on a ride, look up traffic reports and avoid congested areas.
  5. Never drink and ride – Finally, don’t ride after drinking or taking medication. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs puts you and others in danger.

If you get into a motorcycle accident, call (803) 328-1800 to speak with Charlie Burnette. When you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Rock Hill, BurnetteLaw, LLC is here to help you.