Last Updated on November 24, 2020 by Theodore Spaulding
Motorcycle Safety Tips For Riders in Atlanta
How dangerous are motorcycles? According to motorcycle accident statistics, they’re far more dangerous than cars. As a motorcycle accident lawyer, I want to provide you with three of the best motorcycle riding tips I could find on how a biker in Atlanta can avoid the number one cause of motorcycle collisions. There are many different causes of motorcycle accidents. But, if you’ve watched any of my other videos or seen posts on the internet, I have let you know the number one cause of accidents which is a motorist turning left in front of or into a motorcycle rider. Therefore, it’s important to know how to avoid a left turn motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Safety Tip #1: Weave Back and Forth in Your Lane
Here are the three best tips I could find. Number one, weave in your lane back and forth to provide as much of a distraction, notice to this motorist and say hey, I’m in this lane, especially if you’re riding at night, the headlamp of the bike going back and forth is going to act like a signal that will hopefully catch their eye if they’re not paying attention that hey, there’s someone in that lane and they won’t make that dangerous maneuver.
Motorcycle Safety Tip #2: Move Over to the Right Lane
Number two, if you’re on a four-lane road coming into an intersection, or if you’re on one of those local roads, and you see a motorist ahead of you waiting to turn left to cross your lane, get over to the right-hand lane and as far over to the right-hand lane as you can. That would give you more time if this motorist does make the wrong move and starts to go across the lanes.
Motorcycle Safety Tip #3: Be Prepared to Brake
Three, start to slow down when you’re hitting intersections and put your hands on the brake controls. This will also give you the quickest reaction time possible to hit that brake to try to avoid colliding with this motorist who’s made that negligent turn in front of you or starting to come close to you.
These are the three best tips I could find. If you guys know of any others that you think can really help bikers in Atlanta avoid this very dangerous maneuver, please let me know.
For close to 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.