Some motorcycle riders have loved motorcycles since they were children and could not imagine any other way of travelling around. Others use motorcycles for convenience as they are the fastest way of getting around roads congested with traffic. Motorcyclists also feel that riding their motorcycle is more exciting and exhilarating than driving a car so motorcycles and mopeds are becoming more and more popular.
As mentioned above, there are many positive points to being a motorcycle rider; however, there are many negative points too. Motorcycles represent approximately only 1% of the traffic on our roads in the UK but they account for 18% of all deaths and serious injuries. Motorcyclists are 40 times more likely to be killed in an accident than a car driver.
How to avoid injury
Wearing the correct protective clothing can make a world of difference if you are involved in a motorcycle accident.
Your first priority should be an approved safety helmet which fits your head properly. If the helmet takes a knock or becomes damaged make sure you replace it with a new one and replace your visor if it becomes scratched.
You should never wear a tinted visor or goggles if you are driving in the dark and you may find that a brightly coloured or white safety helmet helps you to be seen.
CE marked clothing is designed to protect you as much as possible if you fall from your motorcycle or become involved in a motorcycle accident. You should purchase a jacket, trousers and a pair of boots which are reflective in the dark and fluorescent during the day.
Why Beacon Law?
We are experienced in dealing with motorcycle accident personal injury claims. Our solicitors will always be happy to review your motorcycle accident personal injury claim and will always speak to you in plain English.