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Understanding Your Rights Find Out if You May Be Entitled to Compensation

How Defensive Driving Can Avoid an Accident

There is absolutely no question that motorcycles are more difficult to see traveling on the road than other larger vehicles. Motorcycles tend to be overlooked in heavy traffic and hide in vehicle blind spots. Some drivers of automobiles have a hard time telling how fast a motorcycle is approaching or how far away the motorcycle is, especially at night due to motorcycles having only one headlight.

Because of these dangers, it is important that motorcycle drivers be prepared at all times to drive defensively in order to avoid a motorcycle accident. Drivers are constantly making decisions every second on the road, it is important for motorcyclists to be alert.

Defensive Driving Helps Avoid Georgia Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcyclists should use all of their senses while driving in traffic, they can do this by:

  • Listening – Motorcyclists should not be listening to music while riding. Instead, listening to the sounds of the road will help riders hear if there are screeching tires, sirens or other potential hazards they should avoid.
  • Watching – A motorcyclist should constantly be scanning the road to look for road hazards, watch other driver’s movements, and look for pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Thinking – A motorcyclist should never assume that everything will be perfect while traveling. Rather, a rider should think about what could happen as far ahead.
  • Paying full attention – Motorcyclists should never drive drowsy, drunk, distracted, or when they are mentally or emotionally affected.

It is also important that motorcyclists learn to adjust their driving to allow for different types of road surfaces, such as gravel, potholes, railroad crossings, or slick conditions due to rain. When motorcyclist are constantly thinking about potential hazards and staying alert in order to catch dangerous situations in time, it can help them avoid a motorcycle crash and save their life.

If you were injured by a negligent driver due to no fault of your own, you should speak with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney at Kalka & Baer LLC to discuss your potential rights to recovery. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and more.

You can reach us at (404) 907-1594 and schedule your free legal consultation today, plus request a free copy of attorney Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash.

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