May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. If you ride a motorcycle, this month provides a great opportunity to reflect on personal behaviors such as:
- Helmet use
- Speeding and erratic driving
- Drinking and driving
- Vehicle maintenance
Making sure you are committed to practicing safe driving and utilizing safety gear can help prevent your causing a motorcycle accident and protect your life if you are involved in one. The Mobile motorcycle accident attorneys at Long & Long encourage you to commit to driving cautiously to help protect your safety and the safety of those with whom you share the road.
For the Drivers of Larger Vehicles
Motorcyclists being committed to safe driving habits can help prevent some accidents, but the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are the actions of other drivers. If you drive a car or truck, this Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, take time to reflect on your behaviors and determine how you can help make the road safer for those who choose to ride.
You can help prevent motorcycle accident injuries by:
- Looking twice before switching lanes
- Providing a two to three car gap between your vehicle and a motorcycle
- Signaling your intent and following all traffic rules
- Being courteous and remaining aware of all vehicles around you
Taking time to modify dangerous behaviors such as distraction or drinking and driving are essential for preventing accidents as well.
Have You been Injured?
Even the most cautious and safety-minded motorcyclists cannot always avoid an accident. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact Long & Long online or by calling (251) 432-2277 to schedule a free consultation at our Mobile or Orange Beach office today. If your injury makes travel difficult, one of our Alabama motorcycle accident attorneys will gladly come to your location for this and all future meetings.