How To Avoid A Motorcycle Accident

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Tips For Avoiding A Motorcycle Accident In Florida

Florida weather lends itself to a lot of good riding days throughout the year as you might have already guessed. With all those oppertunities to get out on the road we wanted to share some tips to staying safe while opperating your mototcycle.


Avoid Riding Between Cars

Seems like a great way to quickly get through rush hour traffic but riding your motorcyle through or between cars on the highway is an easy way to become involved in a motorcycle accident.

With the sunny weather in Florida you have ample oppertunity get get your bike out on the road and with that oppertunity you’ll likey get caught up in some heavy traffic while on the Florida roads.

Don’t be tempted to “white line” ride while on your motorcycle. Automobiles simply aren’t looking for a motorcycle to come up between them and the car next to them.

Think about what happens when your tempted to ride between a moving lane of traffic and a stopped lane of traffic. One of the cars in the stopped lane may suddenly try to change lanes, while that driver  is looking for the autos next to them to clear so they can move over they certainly aren’t looking for you coming up unexpectidly from between cars.

Pay Attention To The Road Ahead


Waze Object On Road Florida

It’s easy to enjoy the open road while out riding in the wonderful Florida weather but make certain you maintain vidulence on the road ahead for objects on the road.

Waze – If your bike supports it use a smart phone application like Waze to alert you to object or animals on the road ahead.

Waze has several alerts not only for object on road but also for potholes. Think about that. Hitting a pothole at highway speeds while on your motocycle can be extreamly dangerous and might result in you sustaining a motorcycle injury in sunny Florida.

Ride Like Your Invisible To Motorist



Think your a traffic ninja? Well you better ride like your invisable because to a distracted driver you are invisable.

Texting While Driving

All it takes is one driver who’s texting on their cell phone to end your day out on the road in a traject manor which might result in you or a loved one being injured or heaven forbid, killed while riding your riding.

Talking On The Cell Phone

Vechile drivers who are talking on the phone are much less likely to check their mirrors if they aren’t using  a hands free device with thier cell phones.

Keep an eye out while your crusing down the road for for this highly dangerous and in Florida, completly legal, use of a cell phone.

Florida Cell Phone Laws


Always Check Your Mirrors



While keeping an eye out in front of you is critical to your safe ride keeping an eye out behind you using your mirrors is almost as important.

Effective use of mirrors can help minimize the chance of needing a Florida motorcycle attorney. By using your mirrors you can stay focused with your head facing in the direction of travel while still maintaining a good peripheral view of the surrounding traffic.

Posture Before Adjusting

Before you start to adjust your mirror make sure your in the correct riding position. By doing so your going to most effectively adjust the mirrors to cover the maximum field of vision.

It’s generally suggested that you point the mirrors so that the tops of your shoulders and your elbows are showing in the mirror. Make sure your comfortable with the mirror placement either way. Cover the maximum view is your goal here.

You want to see the other vehicles grills and front end not the roof tops. Focus on getting the most coverage of the vehicle and the street view in your mirrors.


Improper Lane Change



 The Zig Zag

Plenty of motorists have seen motorcycle riders zigging and zagging in and out of traffic eitehr to get to where they are going faster or to simply show off their riding skills (that’s the story in their head anyway).

Just because the motorists have seen motorcycle riders doing this that’s what their first thoughts are when the motorist becomes involved in a crash with a motorcyclist.

The automobile driver fails to realize that they in fact may have caused the accident when they initiated an improper lane change.

Were you in the blind spot of the automobile when it suddenly, without signaling, entered your lane? Failure on the automobile drivers part to adequately check their mirrors and blind spots isn’t your fault.

Double Turn Lane

Quite often motorcycle accidents in Jacksonville FL occur when there are double turn lanes and the automobile or truck driver in the inside lane fails to stay in their inside lane during the turn.

Always keep and eye out for the vesicles in that inside lane when your turning with traffic. Try and stay out of their blind spots while initiating the turn.


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