When drunk drivers take to the road, they put everyone at risk. As a biker, it is easy to feel the odds are stacked against you on the road. But when impaired and intoxicated drivers make the decision to drive, no one is safe. If a drunk driver caused your motorcycle accident, you need to take action and fight for justice. Not sure what step to take next? Contact us at Kass & Moses right away. We will take action in your case so that a drunk driver cannot take your health and wellbeing without consequences!
Drunk Driving Motorcycle Statistics
Want to hear a frightening statistic? Over 4 million Americans admit to drinking and driving at least occasionally. And these are just the ones who admit to it! With so many intoxicated drivers on the roads, it’s no wonder motorcycle crashes happen so often. We know that even sober drivers often fail to notice motorcycles on the road. Drunk drivers, therefore, present an even greater risk.
Drunk Driving Motorcycle Tips
1. Wear bright colors. Although the classic black leather style appeals to many bikers, you are safer wearing bright colors. Steer away from neutral colors like dark green and khaki which will easily blend into your surroundings. Bright yellow, orange, and red all work well to attract attention as well as represent a natural symbol of caution. You may not look as cool as the next biker, but it may protect you from getting hurt by an impaired driver.
2. Use reflectors and lights. Reflectors and lights, whether on your bike, your helmet, or your gear, help attract attention. Some people feel that blinking, intermittent lights attract the most attention, but studies have shown that solid lights work best. Whether you go with a flashing light or a solid light, you will be safer than if you go without.
3. Exercise caution at intersections. Many crashes occur at intersections, and motorcycles are often missed. Never assume that the driver you see can see you. Many drivers suffer from what we in the industry refer to as “inattentional blindness.” Even though their eyes may see you, their brain seems unaware of your presence. It’s best to behave as if you cannot be seen and ride accordingly.
4. Lane splitting could be your enemy. Even though lane splitting is being accepted in more and more areas, and there are some indications it can be executed safely, it causes you to infringe upon the space of the vehicles around you. If you do split lanes (in areas where it is legal), exercise abundant caution.
No matter how careful you are, motorcycle crashes due to impaired drivers will occur. It is important to remain vigilant when you ride, especially in the evenings and weekends when drunk drivers are more likely to be on the road.
If you or a loved one have been hurt due to a drunk driver, you deserve justice. Your rights as a biker have been violated, and as a result you are injured and suffering physical pain and financial loss. During times like these, you need attorneys with over 25 years of experience on your side. At Kass & Moses, we work for you. We fight for the rights of injured bikers because we ride ourselves and we love the lifestyle. Drunk and otherwise impaired drivers need to be held accountable for their behavior. Even if you feel you may partially be to blame, contact us today for a free initial phone call to discuss your case. Do not let a drunk driving motorcycle crash stand between you and justice.