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Mental Distractions Influence Motorcycle Safety

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jul 14, 2015 in Auto Accidents

Arizona distracted driving motorcycle lawyers

Getting on a motorcycle is a big decision. Because of the small size of the vehicle, you are at the mercy of the drivers on the road in larger vehicles. Because of the lack of protection offered by a motorcycle, your body will take the brunt of any impact.

As you become more experienced riding a motorcycle, you will also need to develop good mental habits to keep your mind focused on the road every time you switch on the ignition. Otherwise, you increase your risk for injuries.

As your Phoenix, Arizona, motorcycle injury lawyers, we can guide you through the litigation process if you have been injured by a negligent, distracted driver. Call 1-800-706-3000 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

So many people get hurt on the road because of the negligence of distracted drivers. A good rule of thumb when operating a motorcycle is to follow a set of routine driving habits. Stick to these every time to keep yourself from becoming distracted while on your bike:

  • Be smart and choose when to ride. Do not go for a ride to "clear your head" if you are facing serious problems. Difficult personal problems that could pull your attention include dealing with a divorce, handling an out-of-control teenager, grappling with elderly parents, or getting fired from your job.
  • Keep your attention focused by scanning all directions as you drive, including in front of you, on both sides, and occasionally over each shoulder.
  • Do not look at your cell phone or adjust the radio while the bike is moving.

It is possible to get hurt or even killed if you lose your focus on the road. Give yourself the maximum motorcycle enjoyment by avoiding mental distractions and concentrating on your driving task.

If you or someone you love is hurt by a negligent driver or devastated by severe personal injuries from a motorcycle accident, we can help you hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligence.

Call 1-800-706-3000 or complete our free case evaluation form.

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