The Truth Behind Common Motorcycle Safety Myths

05-18-2016

The Truth Behind Common Motorcycle Safety Myths

Motorcycle Safety MythsSummer weather means more motorcycle riders take to the roadways to enjoy the season. During this Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we are debunking some of the most common myths about motorcycle safety.

Myth 1: Defensive Riding Ensures Being Seen by Other Drivers

Although defensive riding can help prevent accidents, it is not a guarantee that other motorists will see the bike rider. In fact, a review of how the human eye perceives the roadway shows why many drivers say after an accident, “I just didn’t seem him.”

Myth 2: Loud Exhaust Pipes Make Riders Noticeable

While louder exhausts can provide some attention-getting sound, they are not always as noticeable as riders would want them to be. If the passenger vehicle driver is ahead of the motorcycle on the road and has the windows up and the radio on, what sounds like loud exhaust in the ears of the rider can fade into almost nothing to the ears of the driver.

Myth 3: Riding on the Highway Is More Dangerous Than In-Town

Urban settings often allow riders and drivers to use slower speeds, but 91 percent of accidents involving motorcycles and passenger vehicles happen on non-interstate roads.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys know what it takes to bring an effective case against the responsible party. Call the Charleston, South Carolina accident lawyers at the Steinberg Law Firm today at 843-720-2800.

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