We all know that: motorcycle riding is risky. Riders have less protection than car drivers and the statistics speak clear: while the motorcycle riders make up as little as 1% of the total of road users, they account for more than 19% of the deaths caused by a road accident. In fact, motorcyclists are 38 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than regular car drivers. If you want even more statistics, know that about 30 riders are killed or injured each day at junctions. That’s why you should pay a lot of attention to the road if you’re a rider yourself. Follow this tips to stay safe during your ride.
- Don’t speed! If there are speed limits, there’s also a good reason for that. And slowing down can make the difference between life and death;
- Be always alert and observant. Even if you respect all the road codes, it doesn’t mean that other traffic participants do the same;
- Anticipate the actions of the others;
- Try to position yourself in such way to always have maximum visibility on potential hazards. Slow down or stop if anything unexpected happen.
If unfortunately you’ve been involved in a road accident that was not your fault, don’t hesitate to ask for adequate compensation for injury and loss.