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Reducing motorcycle accidents on California roads

If you are like other biking enthusiasts in Manhattan Beach, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about motorcycle safety. No one who enjoys riding motorcycles wants to be the victim of an accident. While you deserve applause for being so safety conscious, you probably realize that other motorists should share this responsibility with you.

In a perfect world, every person on California's freeways and streets would be concerned about safety. Unfortunately, the world in which we live could use an improvement or two as well as a few tips to reduce motorcycle accidents.Following is some information that can help improve your own safety and make the road safer for motorcyclists as well.

Car and truck drivers: Please use the following information to help reduce motorcycle accidents. Motorcycles are small compared to your vehicle. Make an effort to look for them as you are navigating traffic. Check your blind spots thoroughly before moving your vehicle and avoid driving while distracted.

Motorcycle riders: Please use the information in this section to do your part in reducing motorcycle accidents. Make yourself visible to other motorists by wearing reflective gear and avoiding blind spots. Comply with traffic laws and "rules of the road" at all times. Don't drive while drinking and stay alert to traffic patterns.

When everyone shares the responsibility for road safety, it can help reduce motorcycle accidents as well as other kinds of accidents. To those who have already been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, remember that you can seek a legal remedy to acquire compensation for your medical bills and other costs.

Source: National Safety Council, "Motorcycle Safety is a Two-way Street," accessed March 14, 2017

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