Monday, June 17, 2019, is the 28th annual national Ride to Work Day. Ride to Work is a nonprofit organization that encourages participants to ditch their traditional forms of transportation for a motorcycle or scooter on their way to work. They intend to promote safe motorcycle driving practices, as well as raise awareness for drivers to remember to share the road with these smaller vehicles.
If you commute to work and are in a motorcycle or scooter accident, our Seattle motorcycle lawyers are prepared to help you fight for just compensation. To that extent, please reach out to Lerner and Rowe when you need legal help for a free consultation. We are available 24/7, any day of the year.
Choosing a motorcycle or scooter for your daily commute has many benefits. Motorcycles benefit the rider and the community as a whole in many ways.
To start, your wallet will feel much lighter as you enjoy improved gas mileage to and from work. You will also feel lighter physically, as riding motorcycles burn calories. Mentally, you’ll connect with your surroundings much more than you do in a traditional, boxed-up vehicle. Socially, motorcyclists are a part of a community all their own.
Also, smaller vehicles mean less pollution, less wear on the roads, and more efficiency. Additionally, they help relieve traffic congestion, as their small size allows for traffic to move more freely.
Finally, choosing to ride motorcycles helps to eliminate the stigma that those who ride motorcycles are reckless, dangerous people. Each of these reasons are prime examples of why motorcycles are a great option – one that is open to everyone!
Motorcycle Safety- for the Rider
If you do choose a motorcycle for your daily drive, keep these safety tips in mind. First, watch the weather. You don’t want to get stuck in a downpour. Then, you won’t only be dealing with wet clothes, but also poor visibility conditions and slick roads. You may not want to drive when it is very hot or very cold, either, for similar reasons.
Also, make sure you have the proper safety gear. Always wear a helmet, and make sure that it is up to the US Department of Transportation’s standards. Further, wear boots, jeans, and a leather jacket at the very least. You can also wear gloves to protect your hands in case you fall. All of this gear will help keep you safe in the event of an accident.
Motorcycle Safety- for the Driver
Drivers must remember to share the road with motorcycles and scooters. They can do this in the following ways:
- Give them space.
- Watch your blind spots.
- Be extra careful when passing.
- Take a second look before turning left.
- Remember these vehicles are speedy- they may move faster than you expect.
By following these tips, and by following general good driving habits, drivers can successfully share the road with other vehicles.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys
Are you interested in hitting the road on a motorcycle or scooter? If you don’t already own one, sign up for a class. Learn to ride and practice before obtaining your license. Also, remember to get insurance. Then, hit the road!
While you’re cruising, remember that if you suffer an injury, Lerner and Rowe is on your side. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has already been injured due to someone else’s negligence, be sure to call 844-977-1900 to be connected to our Seattle motorcycle lawyers. You can also use our LiveChat feature or fill out our online form. Your initial consultation is completely free, so you don’t have to worry. Reach out today!
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