A significant portion of motorcycle accidents occurs when drivers do not see the bike before changing lanes. There may be certain measures you can take to make your motorcycle more visible on the road and reduce the chances of an accident, including the following:
#1. Make Sure Your Lights Are Functional
The best way for any motorist to make themselves visible on the road is to ensure their vehicle’s lights are functioning properly. Take some time to test your motorcycle’s lights, including your main lights and turn signals, in the garage. Swap out any broken lights before heading out on the road again.
#2. Wear Reflective Clothing
Sometimes functioning lights don’t cut it on their own. It’s smart to buy and wear reflective clothing that can make you more visible in poor weather conditions or at night. This is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to ensure you’re more visible on your bike.
#3. Stay Out of Blind Spots
Many auto accidents occur when a driver changes lanes without checking their blind spot. Try to spend as little time as possible in a car or truck’s blind spots to avoid potential accidents. Either change lanes behind a vehicle to get around them, or accelerate to get out of a blind spot as quickly as possible.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Us Today
Even if you take all of these safety measures, motorcycle accidents may still happen. Most motorcycle accidents are the fault of other drivers rather than the biker. So, it’s often not possible for you to prevent every accident as a motorcyclist. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our North Carolina personal injury attorneys are here to help.
Call Lanier Law Group, P.A. at (855) 757-4204 to schedule a free consultation.