Riding a motorcycle is a risky way of getting around, even if it is one of the most thrilling. North Carolina, from its long stretches of interstate highways to tight curving roads through mountain ranges, provides a lot of good scenery for long rides. But every mile on the road has the possibility of danger.
How can a rider spot hazards on the road ahead?
A biker should never ride fast enough to put a safe stopping distance out of sight. This is especially important on areas with multiple curves or during periods of fog or intense rain. If a bike is following a car, the stopping distance should only cover the distance to the car and no further.
Are there any ways to lessen the effects of a crash?
Some types of motorcycle crashes are apparent before they happen, although not with enough time to stop them. Riders may have the option of choosing a crash point at which to aim a sliding motorcycle, and they should avoid oncoming traffic or solid objects if this is the case.
What types of riders are most likely to survive or avoid serious injury in an accident?
Helmets are always important for motorcycle safety. Riders who stay on their bikes and avoid being thrown are more likely to avoid serious trauma unless the motorcycle is heading for more trouble after the collision.
How does a person plan recovery from a motorcycle accident?
Some accidents caused by other drivers may warrant financial restitution through a lawsuit or out-of-court settlement. An attorney can help victims and their families deal with this possibility.