Each year, Ride to Work Day is celebrated on the third Monday in June. This annual event kicks off the summer motorcycle season and helps improve motorcycle and scooter safety awareness among riders, as well as those motorists who share the road with them. The Las Vegas motorcycle lawyers at Lerner and Rowe are proud to support this safety-focused event.
Ride to Work Day was developed to encourage those with motorcycles and scooters to use them during their work commute. The event emphasized how using these vehicles instead of cars helped alleviate traffic congestion, fuel consumption, commuting time, and parking space shortages. Ride to Work Day currently aims to raise awareness about the importance of sharing the road with motorcyclists while also promoting the fun of riding for both enjoyment and transportation. Whether you ride a motorcycle or scooter to work or relax while riding the most scenic roads in Nevada, our Las Vegas motorcycle lawyers want you to be safe out on the roads.
Health Benefits of Riding Your Motorcycle to Work
Many find riding a motorcycle thrilling and a fun activity. Along with enjoyment, is it also good for your physical, mental, and emotional well-being? Riding a motorcycle or scooter helps:
- Increases endorphins which boosts your mood and energy levels.
- Strengthen and stabilize your core. Because riding is a low-impact activity, it helps maintain muscle tone and keep you in shape.
- Strengthen your back, neck, knees, and thighs.
- To enhance your metabolism, burn calories and fat while enhancing insulin sensitivity.
Sharing the Road with Motorcycles and Scooters
When riding a motorcycle or scooter, you must consider your own safety as well as the safety of others on the road. Wearing a helmet and other safety gear is required, as is maintaining motorcycle insurance and riding responsibly on the road. Still, the responsibility for road safety is not just on motorcycle riders. Here are some things other drivers can do to help keep motorcycle and scooter riders safe on the road:
- Because motorcycles are smaller than cars and trucks, always make sure to check your blind spots before merging onto highways or changing lanes.
- Allow for longer following distances (three to four seconds instead of the customary two seconds) since motorcyclists may suddenly slow down by downshifting or rolling off the throttle rather than braking.
- Do not cut off or drive in front of a motorcycle rider on purpose, as this can cause them to skid when over-braking.
- Allow motorcycles to take up the entire lane and do not attempt to pass in the same lane as them.
- If a motorcyclist’s turn signal is on, don’t assume they’re turning because most motorcycle turn signals must be turned off manually.
Las Vegas Motorcycle Lawyers Fighting for Your Rights
Not all drivers pay attention to motorcycles or scooters on the road. According to the National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 motorcyclists died on the road in 2020. With rising gas costs, expect to see the number of motorcycles and scooters on the road increasing.
If you or a loved one suffer injury or death in a motorcycle accident, you do have rights. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys are on your side and will fight for your rights if you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas. In addition to being dedicated to obtaining the greatest possible compensation for your accident, our firm takes pleasure in assisting you in coping with the emotional effects of an injury so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
The attorneys at Lerner and Rowe are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call at 702-877-1500. Or you can reach us through our convenient LiveChat feature. Schedule your free consultation today and pay no fees unless we win your case! Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.