Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is May
Being able to soak up the sun and feel the cool spring air on your motorcycle can make any day a memorable experience. As we begin to see more motorcycles on the roads, we need to remember that safety should always be at the forefront for all drivers.
Operating a motorcycle takes a different set of skills than driving a motor vehicle, but the laws of the road apply to every driver.
Motorcycle safety begins with wearing a helmet and the appropriate safety attire, as well as following the laws in place for your protection. Each state has a set of laws all motorcyclists must abide by when on the road. In Louisiana the following are in place, including:
- All motorcyclists and their passengers under are required to wear helmets.
- Each motorcyclist should complete motorcycle training and pass a motorcycle driving test in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or license.
- Daytime use of a modulate headlight is permitted.
- Left side mirrors must be on each bike.
- Compulsory liability insurance of 10-20-10 is required for all riders.
- Periodic safety inspections must be completed on all motorcycles.
Whether you ride your bike to work, join a biker league, or simply enjoy the scenery around Louisiana, remember to be a safe as possible.
At Gauthier Amedee, we want to provide motorcyclists throughout Louisiana with some key safety tips. According to Geico motorcyclist should:
- Always wear a helmet – your helmet should be equipped with a face shield and protective eye wear. Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect yourself from a severe head injury.
- Wear appropriate gear – make sure to wear protective gear and clothing in order to minimize the amount of injuries in case of an accident. Wearing leather garments, boots with nonskid soles & gloves can help protect your body.
- Follow the traffic rules – Make sure to obey all traffic rules – be aware of the speed limits and all of the local traffic laws.
- Ride Defensively – Never assume a driver can see you – always ride with your headlights on, reflective gear, be sure to stay out of a driver’s blind spot, and always signal well in advance.
- Make sure you are educated – a driver needs to complete all the formal riding education programs and riding courses from time to time to stay updated and make sure their license is up to date.
- Preparing to ride – make sure your motorcycle is in proper riding condition – check the tires for any cracks or bulges, under the motorcycle for signs of gas or oil leaks, and the headlights, taillights and signals are all working properly.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Motorcycle Accident that was not your fault, call the hardworking, experienced Louisiana Motorcycle Accident and Personal Injury lawyers at Gauthier Amedee today at 225-647-1700 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation..
At Gauthier Amedee, we have seen first hand the damage that cars and other passenger vehicles can cause when drivers do not pay attention to the motorcyclists around them. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should not be held responsible for your pain, suffering, medical bills and lost wages. Let Gauthier Amedee provide the dedicated and aggressive representation you need to recover the maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
At Gauthier Amedee, you never have to pay any attorney’s fee up front. In fact, we only get paid after you do. And if there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee. It’s that simple. We’re here to work hard for you and to make sure that your rights are fully protected.
Don’t delay. Get the help you need today with Gauthier Amedee.
May 12th, 2017