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Safety on your motorcycle in the rain

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2022 | Personal Injury

Riding a motorcycle in the sunny weather of Florida can be a fun adventure. However, there are times when you might have to ride in the rain. The following are some tips to keep in mind so that you and other drivers are safe on wet roads.

Gear

Try to have the proper gear before riding in the rain to decrease the risk of vehicle accidents or injuries sustained in accidents that could occur. A helmet, gloves, rain suit and boots are good options to consider so that your body is a bit more protected, especially your head. If you have a storage area on your motorcycle, pack a few items that could serve you well if you get caught in the rain.

Smart moves

While on your motorcycle, each movement should be calculated and as smooth as possible. Slow starts and easy braking can sometimes offer better control of your bike so you don’t spin or lose control, which may decrease the chances of an accident happening. Use your signals and lights while on the road so other drivers can clearly see you.

Encounters

There are a few things that you might encounter in the rain while on a motorcycle. For example, puddles might be deeper than you anticipate, which could lead to losing control of the motorcycle if you go through it. You might not see bumps in the road as clearly or other vehicles on the road, especially if it’s foggy or if there’s heavy rain affecting your vision.

Maintain control of your motorcycle and watch for hazards while you’re driving in the rain to prevent accidents. It could help save your life and the lives of others you share the road with.