Arkansas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Offer Safety Tips To Bikers and Drivers

Spring is in the air in Arkansas, and for many in our state, that means it’s time take their motorcycles back out on the road. It’s important to remember, though, that an increase in the volume of bike traffic can lead to an increased number of Arkansas motorcycle accidents.

The Arkansas motorcycle accident lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton point out that one of the most common reasons for collisions between cars and motorcycles is failure to yield the right of way. In fact, a failure to yield recently led to a collision that left a motorcyclist seriously injured in Harrison, Arkansas.

An article from Harrison Daily explains the 52-year-old motorcyclist was riding southbound along Highway 65 on a 2007 Triumph motorcycle at around 2 p.m. At the same time, a 64-year-old woman behind the wheel of a 2008 Honda was attempting to turn left onto the highway from a side street. The vehicle driver failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming bike and the two vehicles collided. The impact caused the motorcyclist to be thrown roughly 60 feet from the bike.

Accidents like these are why our Arkansas personal injury attorneys at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would like to offer a few safety tips to both motorists and motorcyclists:

  • Drive Defensively– For those driving cars or trucks, be sure to allow other vehicles room and look twice in all directions and blind spots before maneuvering in traffic. Motorcyclists should always assume drivers of other vehicles cannot see them and operate accordingly.
  • Use Safety Equipment– Drivers of cars and trucks should always wear seat belts or use child safety seats. Motorcyclists must always wear a helmet and eye protection, but should consider wearing a sturdy leather jacket, gloves, and boots as well.
  • Be Aware of Your Surroundings– Always know what’s happening on the road around you.

We hope these tips help to keep you safe throughout the coming months!

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