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Riding a Motorcycle in Windy Conditions
When riding a motorcycle, you are exposed to the elements more than any other vehicle on the road. Because of this it is important to know what dangers you are more susceptible to when riding your bike. For example, while wind offers resistance to all vehicles on the road, it affects motorcyclists more than the drivers of other vehicles, and can leave a motorcyclist feeling uncomfortable and incapable of operating his or her motorcycle. By knowing what steps to take when riding a motorcycle in windy conditions, you may be better able to protect yourself and avoid being involved in a tragic accident.
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another person on the road, you have a right to seek compensation. Iowa motorcycle accident lawyer Pete Leehey has the experience you need as your seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our office at 877-209-9452 to get started on your case today.
Tips for Driving a Motorcycle in Windy Conditions
There are a number of steps you can take to help safely operate your vehicle in the wind. These include:
- Wear the proper gear. Certain fabrics, like leather, can block out the wind, keeping you comfortable
- Wear a helmet or glasses that will protect your eyes from the wind
- If you experience a strong wind or a cross wind, relax and lean forward
- Understand that large vehicles can create crosswind. Prepare yourself for it
- When necessary, you can adjust your steering to compensate for the wind.
It is important to note that wind can be unpredictable. When riding it is also often unavoidable. Luckily there are steps you can take to combat the wind and stay safe. Remember, if you ever feel that you are not in control of your bike, the safest thing to do is to pull over and wait for the strong wind to pass.
Even when you take measures to be safe on the road, it is not guaranteed that others will do the same. If you have been in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of someone else, the Iowa motorcycle accident lawyers of the Pete Leehey law firm can help you seek your due damages. Contact our office today at 877-209-9452 to learn more about your options from a practiced and professional attorney.