With beautiful weather on the horizon here in sunny Southwest Florida, you will see an increase in motorcycle activity. It is important that if you plan on riding a motorcycle that you follow all necessary safety precautions to help ensure you arrive at your destination safely.
- Wear the Appropriate Gear: Often overlooked it is imperative that as a motorcycle rider you wear a helmet. A DOT approved helmet along with the appropriate gear will aid in keeping you safe on our roads.
- Inspect Your Vehicle Before Riding: Always make sure that you complete a thorough pre-ride inspection. This may include making sure you have adequate fuel in the tank, checking to ensure your lights and signals work properly, your brake lines, chasis, as well as your horn are all functioning properly. This ensures your safety, as well as the safety of others on the road.
- Maintain a Safe Distance: When riding in traffic NEVER tailgate other vehicles. Using a safe following distance enables you an adequate stopping distance while helping other drivers maintain a visual on you.
- NEVER Drink and Ride: Operating a motor vehicle under the influence impairs your ability to judge and react in situations. It is also against the law.
Following the following tips will help ensure a safe and fun experience for yourself and those you share the road with. If you have any questions about your safety on or in a motor vehicle or have been involved in a motor vehicle accident please contact the Berke Law Firm P.A. immediately to speak with a representative.