If you are a motorcyclist, you understand that your risk of being injured or killed in an accident is significantly higher compared to those driving conventional vehicles. As the driver of a motorcycle, you can take steps to protect yourself and decrease your chances of being injured while operating your motorcycle.

Drive Safely and Obey Posted Speed Limits: Be aware of the role that speed plays in many accidents involving motorcycles. Following traffic laws and always obeying posted speed limits is one of the simplest ways to increase your safety while operating your motorcycle.

Make Sure Your Are Licensed to Operate a Motorcycle: Each state has their own set of regulations for drivers operating motorcycles. Do not drive a motorcycle until you have met these requirements and have been awarded the proper license for driving a motorcycle in your state.

Carefully Watch Other Drivers: When you drive something as small as a motorcycle, other drivers may not pay close enough attention to see you as they make turns and switch lanes. Because of this, it is important that you carefully watch the drivers around, preparing to react quickly if their driving threatens your safety.

Always Wear a Helmet: Many motorcycle related fatalities involve a driver who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. When you drive without a helmet, you put your life in danger. Never operate your motorcycle without a helmet.

Never Drink and Drive: When you operate any type of vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you put both your life and the lives of those around you in danger. Practice responsible driving, catch a taxi or ask a friend for a ride if you choose to consume alcohol.

If you live in Atlanta or the surrounding areas and you have been injured while driving a motorcycle, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit. To learn more about seeking compensation for the damages experienced, click here  or call 404-285-4205 to speak with one of the professional lawyers at Howe & Associates Personal Injury Attorneys.