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Motorcycle safety tips in Los Angeles

By September 8, 2016 No Comments

helmetIf you are an avid biker, then hopefully you will never need a motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles – or anywhere else for that matter. But the specificity of Los Angeles is key here, as Los Angeles roads are especially dangerous for motorcycle riders due to the high volume of drivers on the road every day.

To prevent or lessen the risk of accidents or injuries while riding your motorcycle, be sure to follow all traffic laws and smart safety measures. Again, if you are an avid cyclist, you know this of course, but we at Kash Legal Group have seen some of the safest drivers in the world find themselves in need of a personal injury lawyer due to accidents beyond their control.

As such, here are some safety tips to avoid this problem; some obvious, some perhaps less so. First off, always drive in lanes where you are visible to other drivers. Although you can’t always control being in someone’s blind spot, try to always be aware of where you are in relation to the automobiles around you. Constantly keep in mind the possibility of entering the blind spots of the drivers of other vehicles.

Always use your turn signal, and it is even a good idea to combine a hand signal with your turn signal. Never drive your motorcycle when impaired or when your mind is distracted. Always wear bright colors and a helmet compliant with Department of Transportation standards, and avoid driving in poor weather conditions when possible.

Now to the specifics of Los Angeles – Lane splitting, a practice common in Los Angeles, may seem like a great way to cut through that bumper-to-bumper LA traffic, but it is an all too common cause of accidents. The proximity of cars and motorcycles can be to close, and motorists don’t always see the bikers because of their entering and exiting blind spots quickly. Speaking of bumper-to-bumper traffic, many accidents occur between cars and motorcycles during times of high traffic because of sudden stops. You think the traffic is moving so you pick up speed, but then it stops suddenly and you can’t break in time. It is also wise to keep your motorcycle in great running condition, to be aware of potholes and other road hazards that plague Los Angeles roads, and to be as courteous as possible to other motorists.

We sincerely hope these tips will help you to avoid accidents, but should you find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer, we at Kash Legal Group are here to provide you with an experienced and exceptional personal injury lawyer in Beverly Hills . Call us for a free consultation today!www.kashlegal.com

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