Today Officially Marks The Start Of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 1, 2021
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All last month we were reviewing the importance of limiting your distracted driving behaviors.  This month we have another important focus and that is on motorcycle safety.

New Haven motorcycle accidents are a serious issue that need to be addressed.   As the weather warms and more and more riders are on the move there is the potential for danger.  These accidents are often more severe then car accidents and in some cases require long-term recovery.  That is why motorcycle safety is so important to discuss.

To kick off the month we’re looking at three things every motorcycle rider can do right now to protect his/her safety, they include;

  1. Drive the speed limit.  It can be tempting to pick up speed and enjoy the wind in your hair, but speeding kills, there is not question about it.  The faster you drive, the more likely you are to get into an accident and the greater risk you have of that accident being a fatal one.
  2. Wear a helmet.  The helmet law in Connecticut does not extend to those over the age of 16, but it is one of the best things you can do to keep yourself safe from a serious accident when driving your motorcycle.
  3. Wear the appropriate clothing.  There is a reason a lot of people who ride motorcycles wear leather, it protects them.  No matter the temperature out you should always wear protective clothing that covers up your skin.  We don’t even want to think about what would happen to exposed skin if you fell off your bike onto the pavement.

These may seem like simple things you can do to keep yourself safe, and the good news is, they are simple things.  If you take these precautions you will be much less likely to get into a New Haven motorcycle accident and will certainly limit the severity if an accident were to occur.

Any accident is a tragedy and should be avoided at all costs, but if you were injured riding your motorcycle you may need an experienced attorney to represent your interests.  Contact our office and one of our attorneys will review your case.