Bank holiday weekend is coming up and at Lincolnshire Showground from the 21 May 2015 to the 25 May 2015 it’s the Federation of Harley- Davidson Clubs Europe, Super Rally.
Any biker fan will know that Lincolnshire will become a hub for thousands of bikers from across the Europe. What they may not realise is that motorcyclists are roughly 38 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants, per mile ridden.
30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions, Think! has issued some tips that will help keep you and other road users safe.
Riding defensively makes you less vulnerable Make sure you:
- anticipate the actions of others
- are alert and observant
- can slow down and stop if the unexpected happens
- position yourself in the safest and best place to maximise your visibility of potential hazards
- take a ‘lifesaver’ glance over your shoulder before carrying out manoeuvres, so you know where others are and what they’re doing
Wear the right gear
Fall off your bike and tarmac will shred through your jeans in seconds. Wearing the right gear is just as important to your safety as servicing your motorcycle and knowing how to ride it.
Wear bright or florescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night and you must wear a protective jacket, gloves, boots and trousers.
However many precautions you may make, however safe you ride there is still a chance you may be involved in an accident. If you are a motorcyclist and have been involved in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. Please contact Ringrose Law today who can advise you if you have a possible claim.
Contact one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding & Newark or call Rebecca on 01476 590200.