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Safe riding practices can help motorcyclists avoid accidents

Massachusetts and Rhode Island motorcyclists are likely aware of the maneuvering necessary to avoid collisions with distracted or discourteous drivers. The fact is you ride a motorcycle as much with your head as you do your body, meaning that in order to avoid accidents, you must always be mentally alert and ready to react to what may happen next.

While on the road, you will often repeatedly encounter the same situations. By having a planned strategy for these situations, you can help to ensure your safety. Here are a few riding tips as offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation:

  • While riding in your lane, position yourself so as to be better seen by others on the road.
  • Put some distance between yourself and the other traffic. This allows both you and the other motorists more time to react to events as you ride.
  • Whenever possible, signal your intentions in advance of making any maneuvers.
  • Be on the lookout for vehicles that are making turns.
  • Practice defensive driving and obey all traffic laws.

By taking the proper precautions, motorcyclists are better able to react to the many potential dangers that exist on the road. But sometimes no matter how careful you are while riding your motorcycle, you can still be blindsided by an aggressive or distracted driver.

A collision with an automobile could leave you with serious injuries from which it may take weeks or even months to recover. Medical expenses for such injuries will likely prove very costly, meaning you will need compensation to cover your bills. Therefore, if you are ever in a motorcycle accident, you may wish to seek the representation of a personal injury attorney. An attorney may be able to help you get the full measure of your due compensation.

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