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The re-learning process between motorcycle riders and drivers

The warm weather feels like a good omen during this time of year. March is notorious for being unpredictable, with some years having a great deal of snow and ice as Old Man Winter does not want to let go, and then there are days like yesterday, where temperatures rise into the mid 60’s and low 70’s.

For motorcycle riders, these days are highly anticipated. For the last four months riders could only dream of having the wind in their hair and the thrill of accelerating through traffic (unless they went to Florida or Arizona during the winter). 

With more motorcycles appearing on western Wisconsin roads as the weather gets better, drivers have to train themselves to see them again. Basically, they have to re-learn how to share the road; and this may take time. In the meantime, riders have to focus on a few tried and true measures to keep themselves safe.

Stay out of blind spots – Indeed, drivers have a sordid history of not seeing motorcycles, but riders can reduce the possibility of being in an accident by staying out of drivers’ blind spots.

Beware of early morning rides – Yes, the weather is getting better, but cold mornings may still bring black ice as morning moisture may freeze on certain shaded areas. So riders must be cognizant of treacherous conditions. 

Don’t drink and ride – Just as it is important for drivers to not drink and drive, riders must resist the urge to indulge in alcohol before getting on their bikes. 

If you have questions about your rights and options after a motorcycle accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you. 

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