Bad Weather and Motorcycle Accidents

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We know and understand that poor weather conditions and riding a motorcycle do not mix. Above all else, it is advisable to hold off on riding your motorcycle until the weather has improved. However, what if you get caught in bad weather and have no choice? What kind of risks are you taking? 

In Florida, we know that the weather can change on a dime and it can be difficult to be prepared. But there are some tips that we can share in case you find yourself stuck in poor weather conditions on your motorcycle. 

The Risks of Riding in Adverse Weather

With the strong winds and heavy rain that we experience on a near-daily basis in Florida, we know that there are risks driving in those conditions. However, since those conditions have almost a daily occurrence, it can be difficult to avoid.

When riding a motorcycle in bad weather, your most prominent associated risks are poor road conditions and poor driving conditions. So, in turn, your main worries are yourself and other drivers. We put a few safety tips together below.

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Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riding in the Rain

  • If you can, pull off and find a place to wait out the storm. If you’re close to shops and stores, consider wandering around inside as you wait out the rain. If you’re not near anything to speak of, maybe you can find a rest stop or covered area. 
  • Keep ample distance between yourself and other drivers. Stay on your toes and be sure to follow all road safety rules very closely, this is not the time to cut corners!
  • Always wear proper safety gear, this is especially important in poor weather conditions. Be sure that your safety gear has the proper reflective ability to ensure other motorists see you.
  • Make sure that you, yourself can see! Ensure that your visor or goggles don’t fog up from the rain. This could cause major issues in your visibility. 
  • Proceed with caution. While you may be trying to get off the roads as quickly as you can, it is better to slow down and stay safe. Be aware of any standing water and be wary as you come to stop or slow down.

Avoiding MOTORCYCLE accident in Poor Weather Conditions

By following all of the proper safety precautions, you can help yourself avoid motorcycle accidents and related injuries. However, it is not a perfect world, and being as safe as you can be still might not fully prevent an accident from occurring. Other variables do exist and you can only do the best you can do. 

If you find yourself in a motorcycle-related accident that has resulted in injury, we hope you consider seeking legal counsel. An experienced injury attorney can help you seek the compensation you deserve. 

If you’re ready to see what working with an attorney can do for you and your case, please give us a call at Pipas Law Group today.

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