Many motorcycle owners and riders thoroughly enjoy the feeling of the wind
hitting their face when taking on the open road. Once the cold winter
air sets in, however, road conditions can take a turn and put motorists
at risk for being involved in an accident. Even if you have motorcycle
insurance, riding your motorcycle in the winter can be a dangerous endeavor.
In this blog, our Los Angeles motorcycle accident lawyer shares a few
tips on how to ensure that your commute is as safe as possible this winter.
Perhaps the most obvious danger of riding your motorcycle in the winter
are the cold temperatures. At its coldest, the winter air can make motorists
vulnerable to frost bite. There are a number of precautions motorists
can take – apart from wearing proper motorcycle gear, the best way
to stay warm is to dress in layers, which will help protect your skin.
It’s recommended that you wear synthetic materials, as opposed to
cotton, which pulls moisture from your body when you sweat. Wearing gloves,
thick socks, and a helmet also keeps your warm.
During the winter, fog and haziness may be a contributing factor to low
visibility. Wearing reflective clothing as your top layer can help increase
visibility so that other drivers can spot you on the road. During your
commute, under no circumstances should you be riding in a car’s
blind spot, especially when weather conditions impact a driver’s
ability to clearly spot motorists on the road.
Check Your Tires
As temperatures get colder, so do your tires. Colder tires can result in
less traction, which increases the risk of your motorcycle sliding on
the road. Be diligent about checking your tire pressure and your tire’s
treads. If you notice that your tires need to be replaced, don’t
put it off – your safety is a priority and it’s imperative
that your motorcycle is operating to the best of its ability.
At Biren Law Group, our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney has more
than 40 years of legal experience and has recovered more than half a billion
dollars for past clients. When you come to our firm, you’ll see
first-hand that our goal is simple. We want to help clients recover maximum
compensation for the suffering they’ve endured.
We accept all cases on a contingency fee bases! Call (310) 896-4345 to
request your free consultation.