Tips for Motorcycle and ATV Safety in Portland, OR
December 1, 2013
Motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular throughout the back roads of Portland, OR. They offer hours of entertainment and excitement to many. However, many severe injuries and accidents occur from motorcycle and ATV accidents. The auto accident attorneys at Savage Law have helped numerous victims of catastrophic injuries from these types of vehicles. We want to use our unique perspective to help others avoid life-changing injuries.
Following are a few safety tips to help you and your loved ones enjoy your motorcycles and ATVs:
- Take a course on motorcycle and ATV safety. Even if you are a licensed driver, you can benefit from this type of course. Four-wheeling or dirt-biking requires different defensive responses than autos to avoid accidents.
- Invest in protective gear and ensure each driver and rider wear the proper protective gear. Helmets prevent major head injuries and can save your life. Boots and gloves can add further protection to prevent injuries.
- Never allow more than one rider. Motorcycles obviously do not have room for more than one rider; however, ATVs may appear to have extra room. ATVs are geared for a driver and one rider and adding more can cause an unbalance that can result in catastrophic injuries from an accident.
- Never drive a motorcycle or ATV while impaired. It may seem like an obvious safety tip, but many people are more relaxed when they get away, even for a weekend, and may not use the same safety measures you would at home.
Accident Representation in Portland, OR
If you or a loved in is injured in an accident from a motorcycle or ATV, you need to enlist the help of the Portland, OR auto accident lawyers at Savage Law. We will ensure you receive all the damages you are owed. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.