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Sharing the Road with Motorcycles this Summer

For motorcyclists, Connecticut is a picturesque southern gateway to New England riding. With summer fast approaching, we are going to start seeing more motorcyclists sharing the roads with cars. What we don't want to see are more motorcycle accidents.

Whether you're driving to work or leisurely cruising the back roads, road-sharing safety should always be a priority.

At Penner Law firm, we understand that accidents can happen to even the safest drivers and riders. If you are injured a motorcycle accident, our Connecticut accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Still, practicing safe road-sharing techniques can help reduce your risk of being involved with a motorcycle wreck.

Safety tips for Connecticut drivers sharing the road with motorcyclists:

  • Know your blind spots - It's easy for motorcycles to disappear from view, so know where to look twice.
  • Give riders more following distance - Sometimes motorcycles have a hard time stopping on slippery surfaces, but other times they can stop much more quickly than larger vehicles, so always give them extra distance.
  • Assume in favor of the motorcyclist - It can be tricky to judge a motorcycle's speed and distance, so at intersections, always assume that the motorcycle is closer than it appears.
  • Be aware of motorcycle movements - Motorcyclists often change positions within lanes, whether to improve visibility or avoid unsafe road conditions, so when you notice a motorcyclist in traffic, try to stay tuned-in to his or her movements.

Motorcyclists can also prevent both accidents and motorcycle-related injuries by following basic motorcycle safety guidelines, like always wearing a helmet and driving only as fast or as far as conditions permit.

Unfortunately, safety precautions can't prevent every motorcycle accident.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Penner Law Firm at 203-878-1254 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyers today.