During any time, motorcycle safety is key, but at night in particular, motorcycle riders are at risk to be involved in an accident. It may not surprise you to know that about 27% of all motorcycle accidents happen at nighttime. If you frequently ride a motorcycle at night, please practice safe riding and follow the rules of the road extra carefully. Additionally, here are some safe riding tips that will hopefully help you prevent a nighttime accident.
One of the key components to safely riding a motorcycle at night is visibility. If other drivers can see you, you are much more likely to avoid an accident. Wearing reflective or glowing gear will help others be aware of where you are. Additionally, making sure you keep your helmet visor clean will help you see others and react when you need to maneuver out of the way. A tinted visor is not recommended at all when riding at night, so prepare for that if you know you’ll need to ride after dark.
In addition to increasing sight, increasing your sound will help others notice you. At night, some other drivers aren’t as aware as they should be due to tiredness and potential alcohol influences, so they might not see you as readily. If you have loud exhaust pipes and engine, however, you increase the chances of other motorists noticing you by sound. There is an expression among motorcyclists that goes “loud pipes save lives” and there is certainly wisdom to this.
Even if all safety protocols and recommendations are followed, accidents can and do happen. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we at the Franco Law Firm are here to help you fight to receive the financial compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with us today, please call us any time at (813) 872-0929.