Winter is here, and that means icy road conditions and less daylight time. This poses unique challenges to motorcyclists.
One of the unique challenges motorcycle drivers face in the winter is the fact that they are not protected from the elements. If even part of your body freezes and numbs, you can easily become sleepy and fatigued and lose concentration. This greatly increases the risk of an accident. To prevent this, you should wear warm protective gear on all areas of your body. However, do it in a way that does not block your vision.
Another problem is black ice on the road or a sheet of ice under a thin layer of snow. If you will be riding a motorcycle this winter, be extremely vigilant and keep your eyes on the road.
You should also avoid riding on salt. Salt causes your tires to lose traction. You can also wash down your tires from time to time to remove the salt. Also be aware that when your tires freeze, they lose traction as well. One way to combat this is by making sure that your tires always have enough air.
You also need to make yourself visible to other cars. Make sure to keep your lights on at night and during stormy or cloudy weather. Wearing reflective gear is also a great idea.
If you drive a motorcycle and have been injured by an automobile, you need to get in touch with a motorcycle lawyer. You may be entitled to more benefits than you think. Faulty motorcycle parts or negligence on the part of the automobile driver mean that you are entitled to compensation. To receive the full amount of benefits you are entitled to, make sure to contact a personal injury lawyer. Contact Needham Kepner & Fish online or call (408) 716-1668 today.