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Being more visible can help you avoid motorcycle accidents

As the temperatures begin to climb, it is a sure bet that motorcycle enthusiasts will be more eager to ride than ever. Georgia offers the perfect environment in which to enjoy riding, especially when it really gets hot outside. Nothing can cool you down quite as well as riding a motorcycle.

Unfortunately, careless or reckless drivers place you at risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident. Many people do not pay attention to their surroundings. A common reason that motorcycle accidents occur is because the other motorist did not see the bike.

Arguably, it is the responsibility of all vehicle operators to watch for other motorists, including motorcyclists. However, if you want to maximize your safety on the road, you have to make sure that other vehicle drivers can see you. Here are some tips to increase your motorcycle's visibility.

  • Choose high-visibility gear like brightly-colored helmets, gloves, boots and jackets.
  • Apply reflective tape to your bike to improve its nighttime visibility.
  • Tap your brakes to alert motorists behind you of your presence.
  • Consider investing in a bright motorcycle with a red or lime green paint job.
  • Use your headlights when riding during the day.

If it is too late to use these tips because you have already suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to pursue a legal remedy. Many times, the most effective way to stop someone from driving negligently and harming others is to hit them where it hurts the most: their bank account. A Georgia personal injury attorney is an excellent resource for injured bikers and their families.

Source: Ride Apart, "Safety: 8 Ways to Make Your Motorcycle More Visible," Sean MacDonald, accessed May 02, 2018

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