Monday, June 15, 2020, is the 29th annual national Ride to Work Day. The event is promoted by a nonprofit organization that encourages participants to forego commuting in their cars for a motorcycle or scooter on their way to work. Ride to Work Day promotes safe motorcycle driving practices and raises awareness for drivers to be mindful of sharing the road with 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 if you need legal help for a free consultation. We are available 24/7, any day of the year.
Why Motorcycles or Scooters?
Choosing a motorcycle or scooter for your daily commute has many benefits for the rider and the community as a whole.
To start, you’ll save money as you enjoy improved gas mileage to and from work. You will also feel lighter physically, as riding motorcycles burns calories. Mentally, you’ll connect with your surroundings much more than you do in a traditional, boxed-up vehicle. Socially, motorcyclists are often 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.
Lastly, choosing to ride motorcycles helps to eliminate the stigma that those who ride motorcycles are reckless, dangerous people. Each of these 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
Car and truck drivers must remember to share the road with motorcycles and scooters. They can do this in the following ways:
- Give them adequate space
- Watch your blind spots
- Be extra careful when passing
- Take a second look before turning left
- Remember that these vehicles are agile – they may move and change directions 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 Seattle Motorcycle Lawyers
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 invest in motorcycle insurance. Then, hit the road!
While you’re cruising, remember that if you suffer an injury, the Seattle motorcycle lawyers at Lerner and Rowe are 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!