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FAQs on Atlanta Motorcycle Safety
While riding a motorcycle is fun, it can also be dangerous. Without the protective frame that other vehicles provide, riders are exposed and vulnerable on a motorcycle. In an accident, motorcyclists and passengers are likely to incur serious injuries—and death is common.
If you suffer injury in a motorcycle accident caused by the wrongful acts of another party, do not hesitate to speak to an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney. The attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can help you fight for your rights and for the fair compensation that you deserve.
Below, our lawyers offer answers to some frequently asked questions about motorcycle safety:
Why is maintenance important?
Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other vehicle drivers in inclement weather and when dealing with hazardous road conditions. Brakes need to be in top condition and engines must run smoothly to allow the driver to have maximum control in dangerous situations.
Must I wear a safety helmet?
Georgia law requires that motorcycle drivers wear a helmet. Failure to do so can result in a fine up to $1,000 and one year in jail. Helmets can provide valuable protection if a rider is thrown from a motorcycle, and can minimize head trauma.
Why is signaling important to safety?
Due to their small size, motorcycles are less visible than other vehicles. It is important that motorcyclists use their signals when changing lanes to alert other drivers of their presence.
How can I improve my visibility?
Wearing colorful clothing and reflective strips can help other drivers see you on your motorcycle. Since your motorcycle is far smaller than other vehicles, it is important that you adopt behaviors that increase your visibility.
What should I avoid doing to ensure I drive safely?
Riding your motorcycle between lanes or on the shoulder is dangerous and can lead to an accident. Following too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, changing lanes without signaling, and failing to adhere to rules of the road all can lead to an accident.
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