Knowing how to ride is an important part of being safe on a motorcycle. According to the Hurt Study, 92% of motorcyclists in accidents were self-taught or learned from family and friends.
To help make sure riders have the right skills, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has developed a series of classes for beginning and experienced riders. The training is structured into three levels:
Beginners’ Classes – Beginners’ classes are designed for beginning riders who already have motorcycles or people who are thinking of buying one. These courses are usually on the weekends and provide basic instruction to first-time riders.
Experienced Riders’ Classes – These classes are for riders who have either completed the beginners class or who already have basic skills. Riders are taken through different types of terrain and teach how to maneuver around debris in the road as well as intersection training.
Older Riders – These classes teach “returning motorcyclists” about new technologies in motorcycles after an extended period of time away from riding. These riders should enroll in classes to be familiar with the newer motorcycles to prevent motorcycle accidents.
No matter how a motorcycle accident is caused, there are some reasons that cause motorcycle accidents which are more common than others. Those reasons include:
- Unseen riders by other motorists
- Poor riding skills
- Bad road conditions
- Excessive speed
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Bad weather conditions
Our motorcycle accident lawyers know the first and most important step any motorcyclist can take is to wear a motorcycle helmet. This helps prevent more severe traumatic brain injury and can limit the possibility of wrongful death because of severe head trauma. We urge everyone to be safe no matter how many wheels you ride on.
Coming up on Monday is part three of our Motorcycle Accident Series — the Helmet Law Debate.
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