Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. About 72 out of every 100,000 motorcycles end up in an auto accident. Motorcycle accident cases are 35 times more fatal than those that happen in a passenger car. With the seasons changing, road conditions change as well. When riding through the rain, use these tips to adjust your riding accordingly to avoid an accident.
The Right Gear
Fall in Salt Lake City means off and on wet weather. This rain can get rather cold, depending on the time of day that the sky opens up. When you are riding in the rain, be sure you are wearing the proper gear. You need to have gloves, boots, and a waterproof rainsuit.
The rainsuit will keep you dry, but if you want extra warmth, you may want to consider wearing extra layers. A helmet is necessary when riding a motorcycle in the rain. You can equip your helmet with an anti-fog visor to help keep clear vision. If you are injured in an accident, a lawyer can help investigate the accident and get you smoothly through the legal process
Change the Way You Ride
When riding through rain, it is important to change the way you ride. Instead of switching your throttle adjustment in large increments, do it in small increments. Slow down and use less lean when turning. Start breaking sooner rather than later.
Be cautious when driving through the intersections. The oil in the pavement will surface after rain. This will make the roads slick and the perfect situation for motorcycles to slide. Instead of speeding through yellow lights, slow down for them.
If you end up in a motorcycle accident due to the rain, every lawyer at Robert J. DeBry & Associates can handle these cases. Each lawyer will work hard to help you if you were involved in an accident. Be safe when riding your motorcycle in the rain. Know your limits to keep you and everyone around you free from danger.