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What should I do to ride my motorcycle safely on slippery surfaces in Gurnee?

Good question. Obviously, you want to avoid getting into a motorcycle accident in Gurnee. First, let’s talk about what we mean by “slippery surfaces.” The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) includes the following in its description:

  • Wet pavement right after rain has started falling and before it can wash away surface oils;
  • Gravel roads;
  • Areas of the road where gravel and sand collect;
  • Painted lane markings, steel plates, and manhole covers; and, of course,
  • Mud, snow, and ice.

To ride your bike safely on slippery surfaces and protect yourself from a Gurnee motorcycle crash, follow these suggestions:

  • Reduce your speed.
  • Avoid sudden moves.
  • Use both brakes.
  • Stay in a vehicle’s tire tracks—the center of the lane can be the most dangerous area of the road.
  • Watch for oil spots when you stop.
  • Beware of dirt and gravel at the sides of the road.
  • Keep in mind that ice patches form in low or shady sections of the road and on bridges and overpasses.
  • If you find yourself on a surface so slippery that you have to coast, let your feet slide along the road surface; that way, if your bike starts to fall, you can catch yourself. Stay off the brakes.

If you can’t avoid a motorcycle wreck in Gurnee because another driver has not been careful, contact Gurnee motorcycle accident attorneys Hupy and Abraham. Call us toll free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 414-223-4800, or use our online contact form for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. You can also request our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

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