Tips for Increasing Your Visibility as a Motorcyclist

As a motorcyclist, you are often less visible to other drivers on the road, which can lead to accidents and collisions. In fact, lack of visibility is a common cause of motorcycle accidents across the United States. Although other drivers also have a responsibility to ensure the safety of motorcyclists on the road, there are measures that you, as a motorcyclist, can take to increase your visibility and proactively reduce the risk of future accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE initial case evaluation. Our attorneys have helped thousands of clients injured in motorcycle accidents get the best result possible and will put this experience to work to help you get the best result possible.

How Can Motorcycle Riders Increase Visibility?

If you’re a motorcycle rider, it’s recommended that you follow these steps to enhance your visibility and ensure other drivers on the road can see you:

Use Your Headlight

Always keep your headlight on, even during the day, to make yourself more visible. Keeping your headlight on at all times can help you stand out to other drivers on the road, especially in low-light conditions or during inclement weather.

Wear Bright or Reflective Clothing

Darker colored clothing can make you less visible. Choose brightly colored, yellow, or orange clothing, helmets, vests, gloves, and other gear. Clothing with reflective material will also make you stand out on the road, especially in low-light conditions.

Stay Out of Blind Spots

Stay out of another vehicles blind spot by keeping a safe distance from other vehicles, especially large trucks, and buses, which may have limited visibility. Ride in the center of your lane and avoid weaving in and out of traffic.

Use Your Horn

To enhance your visibility on the road, take advantage of your motorcycle’s horn. Using your horn can serve as an effective way to alert other drivers to your presence and help prevent potential accidents.

Use Reflective Decals or Tape

Using reflective decals or tape is a great way to increase your visibility on a motorcycle, especially during low-light conditions. These materials reflect light from other vehicles’ headlights, making you more visible and alerting other drivers to your presence on the road.

Use Turn Signals

Using turn signals on your motorcycle is essential to enhancing your visibility and making your intentions clear to other motorists on the road. Turn signals are particularly important when changing lanes or making turns as they give other drivers, and pedestrians, a clear indication of where you’re headed, helping to prevent accidents.

Install Auxiliary Lights

Adding auxiliary lights to your motorcycle can significantly increase your visibility on the road. These lights are designed to supplement your motorcycle’s existing headlights, making it easier for other drivers to see you in low-light conditions or during inclement weather. Auxiliary lights can also improve your visibility during the daytime by making you stand out from the surrounding environment.

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Call The Barnes Firm

Even when motorcyclists take precautions, accidents can still happen. If you, or someone you know, have been injured in a motorcycle accident call The Barnes Firm. Our team of skilled motorcycle accident attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal process and pursue the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.

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