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How to Safely Ride Your Motorcycle in the Winter

We know that for some of you, riding your motorcycle is more than just a means for transportation; it’s a way of life. The freedom of getting out on two wheels and feeling the fresh air is vital to your happiness. This means riding at every opportunity—even during winter.

Winter riding is more dangerous in places like Ogden, Utah due to the cold temperatures and risk of snow and ice. However, with the right precautions it can be enjoyable and much safer. Keep in mind though, a motorcycle accident is always possible and not always your fault; for these instances, a lawyer at Robert J. DeBry and Associates is here to assist.

Wear the Right Gear

Staying warm and comfortable is crucial to being able to focus on your riding. When you get cold it’s easy to get distracted and take your attention off the road, this is when a motorcycle accident is most likely to occur. Dress in layers and always plan for weather changes that may occur during your ride. Start with a base layer that’s made out of a moisture wicking material. Cover that in a thicker insulating layer such as fleece. For the last layer, you’ll want some kind of shell that’s wind and water proof.

One of the most important pieces of gear is a fog proof visor. If your visor fogs up while you’re riding and you can’t see, there’s a good chance that you’ll be the cause of a car accident. If this is the case, hire a lawyer to help you in your case.

Look Ahead

When it’s cold outside, it will take longer for you to stop because your tires will have less traction. There’s also the possibility of ice forming. This requires constant attention to what’s coming up, looking farther down the road for obstacles and keeping more distance between you and the car in front of you.

Safety is our main concern at Robert J. Debry and Associates, and for those uncertain times, we have a lawyer waiting to assist you.

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshmax/2016/01/27/how-to-ride-a-motorcycle-through-winter-5-tips/#163c7573f3b3

By |2018-01-16T14:56:48-06:00January 16th, 2018|motorcycle accidents|Comments Off on How to Safely Ride Your Motorcycle in the Winter

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