During summertime, many motorcyclists are encouraged by the warm breeze and sunny weather to bring out their bikes for a scenic ride along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Although you may be a responsible rider while on the road, you cannot predict how other drivers and pedestrians will adapt to this surge in motorcyclists during the warmer months. Unfortunately, this lack of preparation combined with general negligence or disdain towards motorcyclists makes summer one of the most dangerous times of the year for any rider on the road.
Though all riders must remain vigilant and alert no matter the circumstances, sometimes it can be impossible to avoid an accident with a reckless or inattentive driver. What’s worse is that a helmet and protective gear can only go so far in a deadly crash, while the other driver is often left unscathed because he or she is protected by airbags and the vehicle’s exterior.
If you are a motorcyclist who plans on enjoying the roads this summer, consider how to lower your chances of a crash:
- Many summertime accidents happen in broad daylight as drivers are not looking out for motorcyclists. Stay as visible as you can by wearing bright colors and stay out of any blind spots.
- Protect yourself with the right gear, which goes beyond a helmet and elbow pads. Make sure you are wearing the right boots along with gloves and thick or leather clothing, no matter how hot it gets under the Florida sun.
- Drive defensively. Motorcyclists must always be on high alert, but many potential dangers only increase tenfold in the summer. Countless families and college students focused on reaching their road trip destination will likely forget to look out for you.
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