Making yourself visible to other vehicles can greatly reduce the risk of being involved in a Wisconsin motorcycle accident. A motorcycle accident is much more dangerous than an auto accident; in fact they are up to 35 times more fatal on a per-mile basis. Taking every preventative step to prevent one will greatly lower your odds of injury.
One of the things a rider can do to help prevent a Green Bay motorcycle accident is to be as visible as possible to other drivers on the road. Some ways you can maximize your visibility as a motorcyclist are:
- Wear bright colors. There is a wide range of riding gear that features bright, visible colors for the rider. Bright colors stand out much more and will catch the eye of other drivers.
- Use lights. Your motorcycle should be set to have your headlights come on every time the motor is running. Even during the daytime, use your headlight. Also be sure to use your turn signals every time a turn or lane switch is made.
- Stay out of blind spots. Motorcycles are much smaller than cars, making them harder to see in a driver’s blind spot. When riding with other traffic, be sure to not ride next to a passenger vehicle if at all possible.
Being more visible to other drivers will help reduce—but not eliminate—motorcycle crashes in Wisconsin. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A Wisconsin motorcycle crash attorney can help you receive the settlement you deserve. Call today at 800-800-5678 to schedule a free appointment with a Green Bay personal injury lawyer from Hupy and Abraham. Also ask how you can receive a free copy of our book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.