With the approach of spring, we riders are chafing at the bit to get out on the road after a long, cold winter. Some of us dread riding on wet roads with seeds and other debris from budding trees. There are precautions you can take to steer clear of a Gurnee motorcycle wreck and love your ride—even in these conditions.
- Be prepared for rain at all times. Carry decent-quality rain gear in your saddlebag. If you’re caught without good cover, get hold of a large plastic garbage bag, cut a hole in the bottom, and wear it like a poncho. It’s not great, but it’ll do.
- Wear waterproof gloves and boots.
- Pre-treat the visor of your helmet with a water-repelling coating, such as Rain-X.
- Wear or carry a helmet with a face shield.
- Each time before you ride, check for proper tread and inflation of your tires. This inspection is especially critical in wet weather, as your life depends on good traction.
- Leave more space between yourself and other vehicles.
- Brake carefully:
- Use light, even pressure.
- Use a bit more rear brake than front.
- If you lose traction, such as on wet leaves, do not apply the brake—steer carefully through this patch of road.
- Use caution, courtesy, and common sense.
If the elements get the better of you, and you are injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the Gurnee personal injury attorneys Hupy and Abraham. Call us toll free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 414-223-4800. 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.