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Summer: The Busiest Time for Motorcycle Accidents

While the freedom riding a motorcycle brings can be exhilarating, most motorcyclists will tell you that they understand they are facing higher accident risks.

In the United States, the average for fatal automobile accidents is 13.10 fatal crashes per 100,000 vehicles. But when you are operating a motorcycle, suddenly that figure jumps to 72.34 per 100,000 vehicles according to the National Highway Transportation & Safety Administration.

Whether you drive a cruiser, a speedster or a station wagon, there are a few things to keep in mind this summer to keep cars, motorcycles and their drivers safe out there:

Wear protective gear

Drivers, make sure you are outfitted in helmet and full riding gear that protects you in case a fall should happen. Make sure to include bright colors to make you more visible to drivers.

Do not share lanes

Motorcyclists are often seen riding abreast of one another on long trips and while it looks like fun, safety experts' advice against this practice as it cuts down the space each driver has to correct any potential mistakes.

Leave enough room

This one is for drivers of both cars and motorcycles-leave ample space in front of, behind and next to other vehicles. Just because a motorcycle takes up less room on the highway does not mean that other drivers should use the extra space-leave at least two car lengths' worth of space between your car and a motorcycle whenever possible, giving the motorcyclist plenty of space to respond to anything that happens in their lane.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, get a Dayton, Ohio motorcycle accident attorney to act on your behalf and help speed the recovery and healing process for you and your family.

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