Motorcycle collisions in New Hampshire can result in injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, and torn ligaments, or in more catastrophic injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, and even death. As the weather becomes more favorable for motorcyclists to take to the road, motorcycle safety cannot be stressed enough to help motorcyclists maintain control of their bikes and be as protected as possible in case an accident does occur.
The following is a list of safety tips for motorcycle operators to review to lessen the possibility of a New Hampshire motorcycle accident.
- Practice Defensive Driving – Always assume that motorists cannot see you, and plan to maneuver accordingly.
- Constantly Improve Your Skills – Attend safety and skills courses. Many are offered by the state of New Hampshire.
- Do Not Drive If You Are Tired – Failure to remain alert only serves to heighten the danger of operating a motorcycle.
- Do Not Ever Drive If You Have Been Drinking Or Using Narcotics – Remaining alert and responsive is the key to safe motorcycle operation.
- Make Sure That You Are Visible On The Road – Never ride in “blind spots” and always wear reflective or highly visible clothing.
- Avoid Sudden Breaking Or Turning On Wet Or Gravel Roads – Motorcycles lack the traction of four-wheel vehicles. One should alter his/her motorcycle driving to account for slippery road surfaces.
- Do Not Tailgate – Allow yourself space and time to react.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire, it is vital that you retain an experienced New Hampshire motorcycle accident injury attorney. The attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. appreciate the complexities of a motorcycle injury case and have a proven track record of achieving outstanding results for our clients. Call (888) 332-5855 for a free consultation.