Could Your Clothing Prevent a Florida Motorcycle Accident?

by Carmen Dellutri on November 30, 2011

Sarasota personal injury attorneyAs we have mentioned in previous blog posts, the number of motorcycle crashes, fatalities, and injuries in the United States has increased in recent years, and Florida is no exception.

Therefore, it is important that Florida motorcyclists take all available safety precautions to protect themselves on the road.

Below are a few simple steps you can take to make yourself more visible and prevent a tragic Florida motorcycle accident:

  • It is important for motorcyclists to wear clothing that is not only protective but visible during all hours of the day.
  • While inconspicuous black clothing may be in fashion, it offers little visibility on roadways. Other color categories that are difficult to detect include: gray, beige, and other neutrals.
  • One of the easiest and most effective ways for a motorcyclist to be seen is by wearing brightly colored upper-torso clothing.
  • Reflective decals or materials can also be worn on clothing to increase a motorcyclist’s visibility.
  • In addition to clothing choices, motorcyclists can opt to make their bike more visible.
  • Motorcyclists can purchase a brightly-colored bike from the factory for higher visibility.
  • If one has an existing motorcycle with primarily dark colors, painting the bike a brighter color or adding eye-catching frontal bodywork is an option.
  • Motorcyclists can utilize unique lighting options on their motorcycle, such as high beams during the day.
  • Strategically placed magnetic reflector strips can be used on the motorcycle for easy detection in the dark.

Source: Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Florida motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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