Riding a motorcycle is both a recreational activity and also a quick means of transportation for many. You are safe and conscientious when on your bike. You wear the safety gear and follow the rules necessary to make it from one place to another in one piece.
Making turns, riding around a bend, and executing other types of maneuvers can be tricky. But with a little time and a lot of practice, you learn to master them. However, many times, motorcycle accidents occur while a motorcyclist is attempting to avoid a collision. Tipping your bike over is a constant hazard. Here are a few tips on how to avoid such an accident.
1. Learn Slow-Speed Riding Techniques
Riding at slower speeds will reduce the risk of tipping over. You can do so by keeping the throttle fixed while slipping the clutch and dragging the rear brake to a controllable speed. You should always look over your shoulder as you lean the bike beneath you. You will also need to weigh the outside footpeg.
2. Square the Handlebars When Stopping
You should never stop while the handlebars are turned, or the bike is leaning over. This can completely throw off your balance. Before stopping, straighten the motorcycle and smoothly apply the brakes. If you must come to a sudden stop, do your best to make the bike vertical before applying the brakes.
3. Keep Your Eyes Up
You must keep your eyes level with the road. Doing so will help you maintain your balance and allow you to spot hazards early so you don’t have to attempt any sudden or dangerous stops.
4. Favor the Rear Break
At slow speeds, it’s easy to apply too much force to the front brake too abruptly. This can make the motorcycle stop before you have had a chance to straighten it.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
A motorcycle tip over accident is not always the fault of the rider. Reckless and inattentive car operators can also cause you to lose control of your bike and injure yourself. If this has happened, a motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to in order to pay for medical bills and property damages.
The Mississippi personal injury attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates will fight hard to protect the rights of motorcycle riders injured due to negligent drivers. Contact our firm at (601) 869-0696 for a free consultation to discuss your case.