Arkansas is one of the top motorcycle road trip destinations in America. With summer fast approaching, you can expect to see more and more motorcyclists sharing the roads with cars. What we don’t want to see are more motorcycle accidents.
Whether you’re simply making your daily commute or cruising the back roads for fun, you should always make road-sharing safety a priority.
Things for Arkansas drivers to keep in mind when sharing the road with motorcycles:
- Be aware of your blind spots – Motorcycles can easily disappear from view in blind spots or behind objects.
- Keep a safe distance – Slippery surfaces or other road conditions can make it difficult for motorcycles to stop, so always give them a greater following distance.
- Stay alert to motorcycle movements – Motorcyclists may change positions in a lane to improve visibility or avoid unsafe road conditions, so when you see a motorcyclist on the road, try to stay tuned-in to his or her movements.
- Be cautious at intersections – Judging a motorcycle’s speed and distance can be tricky, so at intersections, always assume that the motorcycle is closer than it appears.
While drivers can greatly improve road-sharing safety with those precautions, motorcyclists can also prevent both accidents and motorcycle-related injuries by following some basic safety guidelines:
- Always wear a helmet
- Avoid riding in the blind spots of motor vehicles
- Be aware of your speed
- Adjust your driving for weather conditions
- Stay alert and anticipate hazards
Unfortunately, even these precautions can’t prevent every motorcycle accident.
If you or someone you love is injured a motorcycle wreck, contact the Law Offices of Alan LeVar at 501-708-4833 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Arkansas motorcycle accident attorneys.