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Winter Motorcycle Safety Tips

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With high gas prices, solo travelers may be entertaining holiday travel by motorcycle. Roads are crowded during the holidays, and motorcycle riders are more susceptible to injuries than car passengers. A Fayetteville motorcycle accident happened recently, which resulted in a broken leg for the bike rider and damage to two other vehicles. Even with the risks and the traffic—last year AAA released statistics that showed 94% of travelers around the holidays journey more than fifty miles—coldweather motorcycle riders in North Carolina have more safety options available today than ever before.

Safety Tips for Coldweather Motorcycle Riding

  1. Plan around inclement weather. Try to avoid motorcycle riding during bad winter weather. Use alternative travel methods or wait out storms until roads are safe for traveling.
  2. Wear warm clothing. When temperatures dip below freezing, wind-chill has even more of an affect on motorcycle riders. Proper gloves, boots and a windproof helmet will keep heat in. There are also electric clothing options to keep riders in extremely cold conditions warm and safe.
  3. Check coolant. Even though its cold out, motorcycle engines are different than car engines. “Frozen coolant can expand and crack the engine,” according to Motorcycle Safety News.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyers NC

Motorcycle accident attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn with Brent Adams & Associates handle cases across North Carolina. If you or someone you know was hurt in a NC motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, our accident attorneys can help by reviewing the case and explaining which laws protect the victim’s rights and best interests.

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