Defensive driving is a way of operating a motorcycle that takes into account your own actions and the actions of those around you to help minimize your risk for a motorcycle accident. Knowing how to drive a motorcycle defensively can help protect you from catastrophic injury and may even save your life.
The most important thing to remember when driving a motorcycle is that even safety equipment is scant protection when you make a sudden impact with another vehicle. To avoid impact
- Pay close attention to your location in relation to that of all others on the road.
- Keep a safe following distance that will allow you to react in time to erratic changes in other’s driving behavior.
- Always drive within a safe and controlled speed.
Also remember that the profile of motorcycles is easily overlooked by other motorists. You must take into account the fact that you may not be seen by drivers of larger vehicles and allow yourself plenty of space to maneuver should they fail to see you when changing lanes.
Even the most defensive biker cannot always avoid an accident.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please call the Romano Law Gropu today at 561-533-6700 for your free consultation. We welcome clients from Palm Beach, West Palm Beach and the surrounding areas.