Increase Your Visibility and Decrease the Risk of an Accident
Tips to Minimize the Risk of a Motorcycle Accident
Even with the national campaigns to increase awareness of motorcyclists on America’s roadways, far too many bikers are hurt every year by motorists who claim they “just didn’t see them.” While you can never control what another driver will do, as a biker, there are some specific measures you can take to help increase your visibility and reduce the risk of serious injury.
Stay Out of Blind Spots
Every driver has some type of blind spot—more often than not it’s on the driver’s side of the car. Don’t linger alongside a vehicle. If you need to be in the blind spot, move through it as quickly as you can. If a driver won’t let you move through a blind spot, or if there’s no place to go, stay back until you can safely pass.
Take Steps to Increase Your Visibility
Bright clothing or reflective gear can enhance your visibility, particularly if it’s overcast. It’s also a good idea to put your high beams on or use fog lights, if you have them.
Take Extra Precaution at Dusk and After Dark
The single light from a motorcycle headlight can be especially difficult to see in your rear-view mirror after dark. Increase your distance, use your high beams, or even flash your lights at the cars in front of you.
In addition, driving at sunset can be particularly treacherous. Drivers looking into a direct sun at dusk will have a difficult time seeing you. While you may not be able to avoid driving at these times, you can pay closer attention to everything around you.
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At Weber & Nierenberg, we have fought for the rights of motorcycle accident injury victims in San Francisco and the surrounding communities for almost 30 years. What sets us apart from our competition is our strong commitment to personal service and attention. We will carefully listen to your story, so that we can learn the specific details of your case and tailor our representation to get the outcome you seek. We will assign an attorney to work directly with you at all times, someone who will aggressively protect your rights in all circumstances.