Not everyone comes to the decision to take up motorcycling in the same way, but regardless of why a person decides to learn to ride, there is a proper way to do it. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) offers the following tips for new riders so they may never regret their decision to join the motorcycling world:
- Get your license, be legal. It’s all about attitude. Both unlicensed and licensed riders may have skill and experience, but licensed riders tend to take motorcycling more seriously, and thus are involved in fewer accidents. Start off right and get your license.
- Take a training course. Knowing someone who rides is great, but he or she is not usually the best choice when you need someone to train you. Go with an objective and licensed professional.
- Get an inexpensive, less powerful motorcycle as your first bike. You may have started riding because of that dream bike, but it may not be the best choice for the motorcycle you will be learning on and likely dropping multiple times.
- Wear the proper gear. This means helmet, gloves, jacket, boots, and riding pants. You don’t have the protection of a car as a motorcyclist. It’s just you and the road, so make sure you’re protected.
- Ride with others. One of the best ways to develop and improve your own skills is to ride with experienced motorcyclists.
Even if you do everything right, you may not be able to protect yourself from every accident situation. Most motorcycle accidents in Georgia are caused by negligent and/or reckless drivers who do not know how to share the road with motorcyclists. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Georgia motorcycle accident caused by another motorist, the dedicated motorcycle accident lawyers in Atlanta at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., can help you pursue compensation from the at-fault party. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us today at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free at (866) 249-5513.