Motorcyclist Defensive Driving in Virginia Beach
Motorcycles are a popular way to get around in the state of Virginia. Now that the warm months are here, there are more motorcycles on the road. While car and truck drivers must be more careful about watching for motorcyclists, motorcycle riders must be wary about how their own surroundings on the road.
Driving defensively is the best way to avoid becoming involved in a motorcycle accident or car accident in the Virginia Beach area. Driving defensively means being aware of your surroundings, obeying all rules of the road, as well as making sure your motorcycle is in good condition (brakes, steering, wheels, engine, and more).
You should also avoid riding your motorcycle in bad weather, watch for road hazards, as well as have an escape in case a car or truck veers into your lane.
It also means protecting yourself so that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you do not suffer serious personal injury. Virginia law requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet. Those riders that do not risk traumatic brain injury in an accident. Other motorcycle safety gear includes:
- Protective gloves
- Motorcycle boots
- Leather jacket
- Leather pants
- Face shield
All these steps can help minimize the chance of you becoming involved in a motorcycle accident, but because most accidents are caused by drivers of cars and trucks, you may still become seriously injured.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area, please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today. We also serve the areas of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Suffolk, and Newport News.