Safety tips for nighttime motorcycle riding

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Riding a motorcycle at night can be exhilarating. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents increase when it is dark outside as it becomes harder for other drivers sharing the roadway to spot them. Below are some safety tips that can help prevent nighttime motorcycle accidents in Illinois.
 
• Slow down: Speeding is one of the number one causes of fatal motorcycle crashes. Decreasing your speed gives you more time to react to any hazards on the road and avoid colliding with other motorists.
• Boost visibility: It helps to dress in a way that makes you more visible to other drivers in areas with low lighting. Wearing reflecting jackets or adding bright fluorescent accents to your helmet and gear can make it easier for other drivers to see you. 
• Check headlight: Make sure your motorcycle’s headlight is working properly. See if you can adjust the headlight to maximize the beam’s range. Clear the lens to remove accumulated debris, dead insects and other things that can obstruct the light.
• Remain alert: Watch out for any animals that may suddenly enter your path, and make sure you have enough time to brake or swerve out of the way if necessary. Never ride your motorcycle after drinking. Not only will it affect your senses, but it is also illegal.
 
Despite taking every possible precaution to maximize your safety, you may still be involved in a crash. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the knowledgeable attorneys at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg.
 
Our experienced Chicago motorcycle accident lawyers can help you determine if you can take legal action to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and more. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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