Things are finally warming up in Buzzard’s Bay, Cape Cod, and all of Massachusetts, which is great news for motorcyclists! Sadly, with other factors like distracted drivers and drunk drivers this means more potential for motorcycle accidents. The best thing that a biker can do is to be prepared. We’ve compiled some information to help
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The more you know, the better when it comes to hopping on your bike. These are the most common causes of injury and death for motorcyclists out on the road.
- Head on Collisions
- Cars Making Left Hand Turns
- Lane Splitting
- Dangerous Behaviors
- Hitting a Fixed Object
- Road Conditions
- High Performance Machines
Before You Head Out…Tune It Up!
As a biker, you put a lot of faith in your ride. Give it a full tune-up to begin the season and keep up with it throughout. Make sure that all fluids are filled up, all hoses are intact, and that all major systems, brakes and lights are fully functioning. It could save your life.
Motorcycle Helmet Law in Massachusetts
Title XIV. Public Ways and Works Chapter 90. Motor Vehicles and Aircraft… Section 7 states:
“Every person operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle or in a sidecar attached to a motorcycle shall wear protective head gear conforming with such minimum standards of construction and performance as the registrar may prescribe, and no person operating a motorcycle shall permit any other person to ride as a passenger on such motorcycle or in a sidecar attached to such motorcycle unless such passenger is wearing such protective head gear,. . .”
Always Ride Defensively
Driving defensively is important for all drivers, but it’s an ESPECIALLY important practice for motorcyclists. Always assume that the vehicles around you are being operated by distracted drivers. Keep you focused on the road, be highly aware of your surroundings, and be prepared to react quickly to avoid a potentially fatal motorcycle crash.
Have You Been Injured In A Motorcycle Accident?
If you or a loved have been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another, please don’t hesitate to contact Attorney Mike Suarez. He is an experienced personal injury attorney who will help you to get the compensation that you deserve.
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