Riding a motorcycle is a fun and exciting way to explore Gurnee and its surrounding areas. As more people discover this, they are quickly turning to motorcycles for their mode of transportation. In fact, from 2001 to 2010 there was a 27 percent increase in the number of residents holding a Class M license.

Many of these new motorcycle riders in Gurnee don’t realize the danger that riding can create. They feel like they can jump on and riding around with reckless abandon, as they throw caution to the wind. It is common to see them as they speed and wheelie around town.

Reckless motorcycle riders often feel like the first thing they want to do on a motorcycle is learn to ride a wheelie. As fun as it may seem to do, a rider should never wheelie while riding on the road in Illinois.

Three reasons any rider shouldn’t wheelie are:

  • They cause accidents. Anytime a motorcyclist rides in a manner that is reckless, he puts himself at a higher risk of being involved in an accident. This also may cause other vehicles on the road to be involved in an accident as they try to avoid the rider, or as the rider collides with them.
  • They may cost money. Because wheelies are likely to end in an accident, the motorcycle often times will be damaged in the process. The cost to repair the damage done to the motorcycle can get costly. It can also cause damage to the helmet and riding apparel, which can also cost a large amount of money.
  • They are illegal. As of January 2013, wheelies on a motorcycle have become illegal. They are considered to be reckless driving. Riders who are caught doing a wheelie could be charged with fines and jail time for repeated offenses.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you need to contact a Gurnee motorcycle accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. They understand what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 866-625-2299 today for a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.