MOTORCYCLE SAFETY: DON’T END UP IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Driving a motorcycle requires lots of vigilance, as you don’t have the same level of protection that an enclosed vehicle with airbags provides. Practice these motorcycle safety tips to avoid a trip to the emergency room:

1. Always Wear A Helmet

It should go without saying, but always ride smart and make sure your helmet is securely fastened each and every time you ride.

2. Take A Motorcycle Safety Course

Most states require motorcycle drivers to take a skills test before riding. If your state doesn’t require a safety course, you should still take one anyway. The class will teach you about motorcycle traffic laws specific to your state. You will also learn how to maneuver unsafe riding conditions and emergency situations.

3. Be Mindful of Large Vehicles

Motorcycles can be difficult for drivers to see, especially those behind the wheel of large SUVs and trucks. Never assume that they see you. Always be the one to avoid them, not the other way around.

4. Pay Close Attention

Motorcycles require more distance and time to slow down than an average sedan. An abrupt stop can send you soaring off your bike. Pay close attention when riding, and eliminate any distractions – especially your phone. A distraction that lasts mere seconds could cost you an extended stay in the hospital.

5. Have The Right Gear

Wearing durable fabrics, like leather, protects riders from rocks, bugs and other debr Driving a motorcycle requires lots of vigilance, as you don’t have the same level of protection that an enclosed vehicle with airbags provides. Practice these motorcycle safety tips to avoid a trip to the emergency room:

Follow these motorcycle safety guidelines so you can be prepared for adverse weather and driving conditions, and ride with confidence.

If you do find yourself in a serious accident, head straight for the nearest emergency room immediately.

ERKaty is open 24/7 and their Board-Certified Emergency Medical doctors are ready to help at any hour. Call them at (281) 395-9900.

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