As the weather begins to warm, it’s normal to see more motorcyclists using the roads. Motorcyclists sometimes use their vehicles all year, but because winter is so harsh in Wisconsin, most drivers don’t expect to see them throughout the worst of the winter months. 

As a motorcyclist, you should be aware of times when other drivers may not be thinking to look for you on the roads. Now that winter is ending, they should be aware that more people may start using their motorcycles on warmer days, but that’s not always the case. The best thing that you can do is to make yourself more visible and to take steps to take evasive action if another driver makes a mistake that could lead to a serious crash.

How can you reduce the risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident?

To avoid being involved in a motorcycle accident, one great tip is to make yourself as visible and obvious as possible. Some good ways to do this include:

  • Wearing bright gear, such as a neon helmet or bright jacket
  • Using your motorcycle’s lights at all times
  • Wearing reflective items 
  • Having your motorcycle tuned up to be louder

All of these steps can make it much easier for drivers to see you and recognize that you’re on the roads, but you could still end up in a crash if they’re not paying attention. If that happens, you need to know that you can pursue a claim against the driver who caused your crash and seek out the compensation you need as you work through your recovery. It is also the responsibility of drivers to make sure that motorcyclists stay safe.