Ehline is celebrating "Motorcycle Awareness Month", during this month of May, by talking about motorcycle safety with his clients, fellow U.S. Marines on leave, and civilians who ride.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2011
Attorney and motorcycle rider Michael P. Ehline is celebrating "Motorcycle Awareness Month", during this month of May, by talking about motorcycle safety with his clients, fellow U.S. Marines on leave, and civilians who ride. According to him, motorcycle safety does not just involve riding defensively on the road, it also includes making sure the bike and rider, are both ready for the road.
These are tips from motorcycle lawyers at Ehline Law Firm PC, that riders of all levels can and should use to stay safe when riding on the roads of Southern California, in cities like Los Angeles and San Diego.
- Check the Bike Out: Before taking off on the motorcycle, check the lights, the breaks, the turn signals and put the mirrors in the right line of sight. At the beginning of the season the bike should be completely checked out, including the fluid levels, the exhaust system, the brakes and make certain that it is in good riding order.
- Ready Your Riding Skills: It does not matter if riding is something that you have been doing for years or you are a new rider it is important to learn about new laws, brush up on riding skills and this can be done with motorcycle classes that are for every level. These motorcycle classes are provided by the American Motorcyclists Association as safety courses.
- Gear: Having quality gear is extremely important, because it is the protection the rider is going to have as protection if they are involved in a crash and hit the pavement. Having a good quality helmet can save your life in a crash and if the helmet does not have a face shield then glasses or goggles should be worn to protect the eyes. Leather jackets and pants, with non-slip gloves are a good way to protect the body and boots or shoes that go over the ankles.
- Visibility: Visibility is important on the road and the rider should stay an adequate operating distance between the motorcycle and other vehicles. Riding with the headlight on can help create more visibility, as well as wearing brightly colored reflective clothing, even when riding
during the day.
- Ride Defensively: Ride defensively by obeying the rules of the road, which apply to every motorized vehicle, including motorcycles. Riders do need to be extra cautious to stay safe on the road. There are some do’s and don’ts like using turn signals when changing lanes, know the limit of your riding experience and the bikes ability, don’t push beyond your comfort level, do not tailgate and stay within the speed limit. Do not weave in and out of traffic, this can be dangerous and drivers can have a difficult time seeing the bike.
These are just a few of the important tips you should utilize when riding and paying attentio to during motorcycle safety month by our lawyer. Michael Ehline, Esq., is a rider, motorcycle accident lawyer, bicyclist, Jiu Jitsu artist, shooter, sportsman, and San Francisco motorcycle injury lawyer. He writes educational articles, news and press releases designed to help California consumers understand motor vehicle safety, in the hopes that riders and their families will not will not be forced to suffer a brain injury, burn injury, or have a need for a wrongful death lawyer, for example.
He works for Ehline Law Firm, with meeting places in San Diego, San Bernardino, Bay Area, and Los Angeles. A few are as follows: 50 Francisco Street #460 San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 684-7688; 633 W 5th St #2890, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213.596.9642; (951) 777-2474. 41593 Winchester Rd, Ste 286, Temecula, CA.
He is a proponent of riding gear, and always wears his helmet when he rides his mountain bike in Santa Monica, and Redondo Beach, and when he takes motorcycles for a ride in places like Sturgis, all the way to Costa Mesa, CA. If you were seriously injured in a motor cycle crash, the accident attorneys of Ehline Law Firm PC is awaiting your free call at 888-400-9721.