Driving Safely Around Motorcycles in Richmond

With the weather warming up, you’re about to see a lot more motorcycles on the roads near Richmond, making it more important than ever to remain very attentive to your driving.

What would be a simple bumper tap between two cars–or even just a sudden stop with no collision–can be a tragic loss when one driver is on a motorcycle. Below, we’ve provided a few tips for safely driving around motorcycles in Richmond.

  • Keep a good distance: When riding behind a motorcycle, increase your distance. Rear-ending a motorcyclist could have tragic consequences.
  • When making left turns, look both ways for traffic… Then look a second time for bikers: Vehicles turning in front of motorcycles is the number one cause of fatal accidents for motorcycle riders.
  • Leave them room to swerve: Leave bikers as much space as possible. There are many things bikers need to swerve for, including potholes, debris, slick spots, etc. Give them as much room as possible.

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Call Collier & Collier.
A complete investigation of a motorcycle accident is often very complicated and requires the expertise of a Richmond motorcycle accident attorney. If you have been in a motorcycle accident, call the attorneys of Collier & Collier, P.C. at 804-364-5200. We help clients in Richmond and the surrounding areas receive full compensation for their injuries.