According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were approximately 5,014 accidents involving motorists in 2019. While motorcycle accidents are currently on the decline, it is still essential for road users to try and minimize the chances of getting into motorcycle accidents.
Even with these tips in mind, motorcycle accidents may be inevitable. If you find yourself in a motorcycle accident, consult a professional motorcycle attorney from Robert J. DeBry & Associates to advise you accordingly.
Safety tips to help minimize chances of getting into an accident:
Watch Your Speed
When a motorist is speeding, there is less time to notice and react to other road users and potential hazards. We recommend riders always stay within the speed limit of the road.
Be Cautious When Lane Filtering
In Utah, it is illegal for motorcycles to filter lanes when the speed limit is above 45 mph. Lane filtering is only legal when cars or traffic is stopped. When lane filtering, a motorcycle must not exceed 15 mph.
Optimize Your Visibility to Other Road Users
As a motorist, allow yourself to be visible by ensuring all reflectors, flashers, and headlamps are functional at all times.
Concentrate on Driving
Just like any other vehicle, avoid dealing with smartphones or talking to passengers while on the road. If you have a passenger, ensure they are wearing their helmet and not distracting you at all times.
Avoiding Drinking and Driving
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call or chat with a Robert J. DeBry & Associates motorcycle attorney by calling (801) 699-9999.