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Three things to keep motorcycle riders safe on Labor Day weekend

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and it is expected that roads will be jammed with drivers trying to get to weekend destinations for one last summer party. For motorcycle riders, this will be nothing new, but they must be especially careful this weekend. With the more cars on the road, the possibility of being hit and injured by aggressive drivers, distracted drivers, and especially drunk drivers increases.

With that, this post reminds our readers who are motorcycle riders of what they can do to avoid being in an accident

Keep your helmet on – Wearing your helmet is the best way to guard against head injuries, and it can be the difference in surviving a serious accident.

Don’t drink and ride – If you haven’t seen all the public service announcements, it is worth saying that motorcycle riders should not drink and ride. In the same way that alcohol affects a driver’s judgment, a rider’s balance can be compromised as well. Combine that with the unusual chances that an intoxicated rider might take, and this is a recipe for disaster.

Stay out of drivers’ blind spots – Indeed, every driver is supposed to check their blind spot before making a lane change, but they may not always do so. This could be particularly dangerous for motorcycle riders. Remember, the most vulnerable rider is the one who is unseen. So staying out of a driver’s blind spot one of the most effective ways to avoid an accident.

The preceding is not legal advice. Individual questions about the legal implications of a motorcycle accident should be directed to an experienced personal injury attorney.

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