While the new technology from Honda is exciting, it is likely to remain out of the reach of most motorcyclists for some time. In the meantime, however, there are a number of measures bikers need to take to avoid injury-causing accidents.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2017
CES 2017 saw the debut of a new self-balancing motorcycle from Honda utilizing robotic technology, which is likely to help prevent spills and collisions, according to a January 7 article on Tech Times. The technical demonstration played up the vehicle’s ability to maintain balance at even a low speed, a feat which can be difficult for any motorcyclist. Personal injury specialist Lalezary Law Firm notes that, while the new technology from Honda is exciting, it is likely to remain out of the reach of most motorcyclists for some time. In the meantime, however, the firm notes that there are a number of measures bikers need to take to avoid injury-causing accidents. These include:
Know Your Bike. Motorcyclists are only human and it’s all too easy to be tempted to ride an exciting looking bike that might actually not be the best choice for their abilities and body-type, says Lalezary Law Firm. When selecting a bike, it’s crucial, for example, that motorcyclists can easily place both feet firmly on the ground when sitting on it. The firm adds that it’s equally important for riders to check their motorcycles regularly to make sure that tires are properly inflated and have the right amount of tread. Lalezary Law Firm adds that it’s also very important to regularly inspect lights, mirrors, and the overall mechanics of a bike. Taking care of routine maintenance is also crucial, the firm adds.
Dress for Motorcycle Success. What motorcyclists wear while riding their bikes is a lot more about safety than fashion, notes Lalezary Law Firm. First and most obviously, motorcyclists should always wear a Department of Transportation approved helmet that covers the entire head and face, and which hasn’t worn out over time. It’s also important to protect the rest of the body by wearing thick, protective clothing – shorts and a t-shirt are a bad idea in any weather. The firm adds that goggles or other protective coverings for the eyes are also a must.
Watch Out. The road is full of unexpected obstacles and hazards that can turn a pleasant day’s ride into an instant disaster, says the Lalezary Law Firm. These can range from oblivious motorists, to potholes, to oil slicks, which can be particularly dangerous just as rain is starting to fall. The law firm adds that, particularly for less experienced riders, it’s perhaps best to avoid riding during poor weather but, regardless, riding on wet roads always means riding more slowly.
Drive Alert. Lalezary Law Firm notes that, since motorcyclists are more exposed while riding, maintaining alertness is just that much more important for a motorcyclist’s personal safety. Therefore, the firm warns motorcyclists to never ride while fatigued. The firm adds that, while everyone is aware that drinking and riding is both highly dangerous and very illegal, using a motorcycle while sleep deprived, distracted, or otherwise less than fully alert can be every bit as bad.
Lalezary Law Firm wishes all motorcyclists a safe and happy ride. Interested readers may contact the firm at 888-852-4802 or through its website at http://www.bhfirm.com.