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.