Motorcycle Accident

How to Make Yourself More Visible to Drivers While Riding Your Motorcycle

When you head out on your motorcycle, there are a lot of potential dangers that you need to be on the lookout for. Wet pavement, oil slicks, loose gravel, potholes, and fallen limbs are just a few of the hazards you might encounter on the road that can lead to a serious crash. But by far, the biggest risk you face is drivers who don’t see you.

And while you can anticipate the movements and behavior of other drivers to some degree, you can’t completely predict what they’re going to do. And when those drivers can’t or don’t see you, you’re completely at their mercy on Virginia’s roads. In this situation, the only way to stay safe is to make yourself as visible as possible.

You can achieve this by:

  • Wearing brightly colored gear—An all-black outfit may look sleek, but it doesn’t do you any favors for improving your safety. The brighter and more colorful your gear, the better.
  • Riding with your lights on—Whether you’re riding at dusk in the winter or at noon on a bright summer day, your lights make you more visible to drivers.
  • Avoiding times of reduced visibility—Don’t ride at night or early in the morning, and get home before the sun sets. Avoid riding in the rain or when it’s foggy.

It’s up to you to protect your safety while you ride, but if you get hurt by a negligent driver, the legal team at Skolrood Law Firm wants to help you get compensation. Contact our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation.