You finally did it: You bought the Indian Scout that you’ve been dreaming about since you were 17. You’ve been slowly saving for the past year or so and gradually breaking the news to your friends and family: You bought a motorcycle, and you’re beyond ready to take it out on the road.
If you’re new to motorcycle riding, there are a few basic turning maneuvers that can help you avoid becoming the victim of a motorcycle accident as you streamline down the freeway from Farmington, Utah to Southern Utah. Here are some of the best turning moves to know to avoid becoming the victim of an accident and consequentially having to call a lawyer.
The Outside-Inside-Outside Maneuver
When turning a corner in a motorcycle, the general rule of thumb dictates that you enter the turn on the outside, gradually move through the turn on the inside and then exit on the outside. There’s actually a science behind why this maneuver works so well: It allows you to see farther down the turn and anticipate a situation that might cause a motorcycle accident and the consequential need for a lawyer. It doesn’t matter if you’re making a quick turn while entering the freeway in Farmington or traversing a roundabout on the East Coast.
This maneuver will help prevent a serious motorcycle accident.
Accelerate Through Turns
It’s critical to also briefly discuss speed. Contrary to what might seem like common sense, motorcyclists should actually accelerate through turns, not brake. Braking in the middle of a turn will force your motorcycle to stand upright or even slide out, and will almost certainly catapult you into the dirt on the side of the road. Although that curvy freeway entrance in Farmington might look intimidating, don’t slow down — doing so might result in a motorcycle accident that almost certainly requires a lawyer.
Mastering a turn on a motorcycle takes practice, but it’s well worth it. Before you take that beautiful Indian Scout out on any major roads this summer, master these turning maneuvers to decrease your chance of an accident.