With spring fully underway, many people in Tennessee may be getting ready to get out and enjoy the open road on two wheels. The freedom and joy that comes from riding a motorcycle is something that simply cannot be matched from riding in a car or other passenger vehicle. At the same time, the level of risk that a person faces when on a motorcycle is also greater than that of a person in a car or other vehicle.
As explained by Geico Insurance, bikers and their passengers can and should make safety a priority. Always wearing a helmet and eye protection are some the most basic things that a person can do to help themselves in the event that they are involved in an accident on a motorcycle.
It is important to recognize, however, that staying safe on a motorcycle is not always up to the person on the bike. Cars and other vehicles pose many risks to bikers and riders should always be extra aware of situations that can be hazardous. Riding along a parked car opens up the chance that a door might open in front of the bike, for example. Bikers should always attempt to make eye contact with drivers before making turns or other maneuvers to ensure they are seen.
If you would like to learn more about how to stay safe when on a motorcycle or how to get help after either yourself or a loved one has been injured while riding a motorcycle, please feel free to visit the biker’s safety and compensation page of our Tennessee personal injury website.