Motorcycle Safety Awareness – Yurview

Patricia and Quincy both have their motorcycle license! As the weather improves we will see more and more motorcycles on the roads. Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we invited our friends from Huffman and Huffman on the show to talk to us about motorcycle safety!

Motorcycle safety awareness

Attorney David Ratz of Huffman and Huffman fills us in on the matter. He explains that it is of the utmost importance to be extra careful when driving a car and sharing the roads with motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are overrepresented in road accidents and fatalities.

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One of the main reasons for this is that motorcycles don’t have everything a car has – most importantly, an outer body to protect passengers. Motorcycles also lack all the safety features that cars have.

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Preventative Steps for Drivers

As a car driver, the first step to being safe is to constantly scan the road and be aware of your surroundings. It is also very important not to drive while distracted!! A few other ways to stay safer:

  • Be careful when turning left
  • Leave space between your car and the passenger in front of you
  • Check your mirrors often
  • Remember that you share the road with drivers just as you do with drivers of other cars!

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Preventive measures for runners

As a cyclist, some things you can do to be safer are:

  • Take a defensive driving course
  • Wear proper gear
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Make sure your motorcycle is in good working order
  • Be aware of any potential danger around you

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, be sure to call Huffman & Huffman and let their family help your family. And be sure to practice motorcycle safety, every day!

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The law firm of Huffman & Huffman focuses on personal injury law, including serious injury, automobile accidents, tractor-trailer and truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, accidents motorcycle damage, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and other types of injuries. Huffman & Huffman attorneys serve the entire state of Virginia.

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