Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is May

May 12, 2017
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is May

Being able to soak up the sun and feel the cool spring air on your motorcycle can make any day a memorable experience. As we begin to see more motorcycles on the roads, we need to remember that safety should always be at the forefront for all drivers.

Operating a motorcycle takes a different set of skills than driving a motor vehicle, but the laws of the road apply to every driver.

Motorcycle safety begins with wearing a helmet and the appropriate safety attire, as well as following the laws in place for your protection. Each state has a set of laws all motorcyclists must abide by when on the road. In Oklahoma, the following are in place, including:

  • All motorcyclists and their passengers under the age of 18 are required to wear helmets.
  • Each motorcyclist should complete motorcycle training and pass a motorcycle driving test in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or license.
  • Daytime use of headlights is required.
  • Left and Right Mirrors are required.

Whether you ride your bike to work, join a biker league, or simply enjoy the scenery around Oklahoma, remember to be as safe as possible.

At Graves McLain, we want to provide motorcyclists throughout Oklahoma with some key safety tips. According to Geico motorcyclist should:

  • Always wear a helmet – your helmet should be equipped with a face shield and protective eyewear. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself from a severe head injury.
  • Wear appropriate gear – make sure to wear protective gear and clothing in order to minimize the number of injuries in case of an accident. Wearing leather garments, boots with nonskid soles & gloves can help protect your body.
  • Follow the traffic rules – Make sure to obey all traffic rules – be aware of the speed limits and all of the local traffic laws.
  • Ride Defensively – Never assume a driver can see you – always ride with your headlights on, reflective gear, be sure to stay out of a driver’s blind spot, and always signal well in advance.
  • Make sure you are educated – a driver needs to complete all the formal riding education programs and riding courses from time to time to stay updated and make sure their license is up to date.
  • Preparing to ride – make sure your motorcycle is in proper riding condition – check the tires for any cracks or bulges, under the motorcycle for signs of gas or oil leaks, and the headlights, taillights, and signals are all working properly.

If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, call Graves McLain at 918-359-6600. When you call, you will speak with one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident attorneys absolutely FREE. We will investigate every detail of your situation and fight to protect your rights.

When you trust Graves McLain to handle your accident or serious injury, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid until you do.

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