Brad Pistotnik motorcycle accident attorney in Wichita, Kansas

Spring is here and motorcycles are out having fun. It is important to be a defensive driver if you are operating a motorcycle. Motorcycles are small than regular vehicles and careless drivers miss seeing them all of the time. When you are on a motorcycle you have a high risk of suffering serious injuries. Here are some great guidelines and rules to ride by from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Be visible:

Remember that motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles.

Make sure your headlight works and is on day and night.

Use reflective strips or decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle.

Avoid riding in the blind spots of cars and trucks.

If possible, flash your brake light when you are slowing down and before stopping.

Have an escape route in case a motorist doesn’t see you and violates your right-of-way.

Apply effective mental strategies:

Constantly search the road for changing conditions.

Use the Search-Evaluate-Execute strategy (SEE) to assess and respond to hazards before you have to react to an emergency.

Give yourself space and time as you search for traps and escape paths.

Give other motorists time and space to respond to you.

Use lane positioning to see and be seen.

Search for vehicles that may turn across your path, especially at intersections.

Use your turn signals for all turns and lane changes.

Ride as if you’re invisible.

Don’t ride when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

 

Know and follow the rules of the road.

If you find yourself in a motorcycle accident it is important to find a motorcycle accident attorney. Brad Pistotnik has been riding motorcycles for most of his life and knows how to handle your motorcycle accident case. Brad is an accident attorney in Wichita, Kansas and has been practicing law since 1981. Contact Brad Pistotnik now for a free consultation if you have been injured while on your motorcycle.

 

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