Riding a motorcycle at night is a lot of fun, but is it safe?
You may enjoy the freedom of riding after dark on a warm summer night, or you may need to ride after dark during the short days of winter. However, riding at night means you may not always be easy to see—and dangers may not always be easily visible to you. Thus, even if you have been trained to ride in the dark and your bike is well equipped with appropriate safety features, it is important to expect the unexpected.
What You Can’t See Can Hurt You
Some things that may not be great dangers during daylight hours become perilous at night. You may be more likely, for example, to come into contact with:
- Nocturnal animals that are difficult to see. Raccoons, skunks, and other animals may be out at night and difficult to see until you are right on top of them and faced with the decision of a collision or swerving at the last minute.
- Debris on the road, which is more difficult to see at night.
- Black ice. During the cold weather months you may be unable to see random icy patches ahead.
- Other dangers, such as drunk drivers, may also be more prevalent at night.
Call a Milwaukee Motorcycle Crash Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt in a Nighttime Accident
If you have been injured in a Milwaukee nighttime motorcycle accident then it is important to protect your rights and potential legal recovery by contacting a Milwaukee motorcycle crash attorney at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 and by reading our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.