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Using your headlights may help to prevent a Madison motorcycle crash.Riding the open road on a motorcycle is so freeing and exhilarating. All worries and cares seem to fade away as fresh air blows on your face. The joy that riding a motorcycle brings has made it a popular way of transportation to many people across the state of Wisconsin.

Unfortunately, with the joy of riding your motorcycle can come to an abrupt end as another vehicle collides into your bike. Because motorcycles do not offer any protection to the rider, Wisconsin bike wrecks can cause severe injuries and in some instances death. Taking on road precautions can greatly reduce your risk of being involved in an accident. Some of the precautions you can take are:

  • Use headlights. Most motorcycles have a headlight that automatically comes on when the bike is running. If yours is not equipped with this feature be sure it is on while you drive.
  • Use blinkers. Be sure to always use the appropriate turn signals. Use them well before you turn, allowing other vehicles ample time to see you and make adjustments if needed.
  • Brake gradually. Sudden braking can cause your motorcycle to skid out of control causing a wreck. Braking slowly will also allow drivers behind you enough time to slow, reducing odds of being rear-ended.
  • Wear bright colors. The visibility of motorcycle riders plays a large factor in Madison motorcycle wrecks. Wearing bright colors will make you more visible to other vehicles on the road

Taking these things into practice can greatly reduce your risk of being involved in a wreck. However, sometimes being in a collision is simply unavoidable. If you have been involved in a Madison motorcycle crash, contact a lawyer at Hupy and Abraham by calling 608-277-7777 (local) or 888-277-4879 (toll-free). You can schedule a confidential free case evaluation and order a FREE copy of The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims, provided by the great attorneys at Hupy & Abraham.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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