Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Daytona Beach Prepares for Biketoberfest Rally
Monday, September 24, 2012
Motorcycle Safety Tips
It's essential to make sure that one wears a motorcycle helmet at all times. While motorcycle helmets aren't required in all states, they can reduce the risk of serious head injury in the event of an accident. In addition to a motorcycle helmet, it's a good idea to make sure one wears long pants and a padded jacket. This will reduce the risk of road burns if one falls off his or her bike. In some cases, long pants can mean the difference between a pair of damaged pants and a skin graft.
It's also important to make sure that one drives in a defensive way. While all vehicles should obey the rules of the road, it's essential for motorcycle drivers to be ready for anything. For example, if a car is following a motorcycle at a close distance, try to move to a different lane. If this isn't possible, pull over on the side of the road and allow the other car to pass. While this may be inconvenient, it can reduce the risk of a serious accident.
In addition, it's essential to make sure that one is aware of the location of all vehicles on the road at all times. While people should use turn signals when changing lanes, many people forget to do this. Because of this, motorcycle drivers should pay attention to vehicles that are next to them on the highway. If possible, try to avoid driving in the blind spot of another vehicle. This can reduce the risk of a serious accident in the future.
It's also a good idea to make sure that one burns the headlights on a motorcycle at all times. Since motorcycles are more difficult to see on the road than a traditional vehicle, it's essential to make sure one's motorcycle stands out from other cars. In many cases, it's a good idea to have a light that oscillates in brightness.
Friday, September 21, 2012
How Dangerous are Motorcycles, Really?
However, the open road often comes at a price. Before you run out to buy that new hog, you might want to take note of how motorcycles stack up against cars in terms of safety. The following infographic breaks down the dangers that bikers face on the road every day, and how they compare to their 4-wheeled counterparts.
Take a peek at the infographic below (click to enlarge), created by the Houston-based personal injury Law Firm, Sutliff & Stout. Find out exactly what risks you might be taking before you purchase that new bike.
This post courtesy of Sutliff & Stout, a provider of Legal Services for a variety of Personal Injury matters in Houston and Austin, Texas.Infographic authored by personal injury law firm, Sutliff & Stout.