Tips for Safe Motorcycle Riding in Autumn

Autumn is here, and while temperatures are dropping, there is still time left in the season to ride your motorcycle. However, riding in autumn brings its own set of challenges and hazards different from the summer. Stay safe by following our tips below.Motorcyclist riding through autumn forest road

If you are injured in a motorcycle crash despite taking every precaution, please don’t hesitate to call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers at 905-522-9799 today for your complimentary consultation. We help motorcycle accident victims in Ontario get the compensation they need and deserve.

Avoiding Injury While Riding a Motorcycle

Many people who ride motorcycles as a hobby do so only in summer, but many extend the season into late autumn and even winter. When riding a motorcycle in fall weather, there are some potential hazards to be more aware of:

  • Falling Leaves: The leaves on the trees are turning color and falling, which makes for beautiful scenery but dangerous roads. When riding a motorcycle in areas with lots of fallen leaves, be extra careful, as leaves can create a slippery surface and send a motorcycle out of control.
  • Rain: We’ve been having very wet weather lately, and autumn in general tends to get more rain than summer. When riding a motorcycle in the rain, make sure you have a helmet shield or goggles, as rain getting in your eyes can be dangerous and uncomfortable. Wet roads are also a hazard, as motorcycles are not immune to hydroplaning and slippery roads make crashes a higher possibility. Slow down when it’s raining, and take care to leave yourself plenty of space between cars.
  • Frost and Ice: While it may still be nice in the daytime, in the evenings and early morning temperatures can plummet. Watch for areas of frost and ice on the roads if you’re driving late at night or early in the morning.
  • Cold Weather: Riding a motorcycle without proper attire in cold weather is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous. When you get too cold, you start shivering and your limbs stiffen up, making it harder to react to unexpected situations and increasing your chances of injury if something happens. If you’re riding in cold weather, make sure you have warm enough gear!

What to Do If You Are In a Motorcycle Accident

Being vigilant and careful on the road and making sure you have appropriate gear for the weather can dramatically reduce your chances of getting in a motorcycle accident. However, no matter how careful a rider you are, you can’t predict what someone else on the road may do. A driver that is distracted, drunk, or simply not paying attention could cause an accident you have no way to prevent.

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, the first thing you should do is either go to the hospital or get checked out by your doctor, depending on the severity of your injuries. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than car drivers, so injuries can often be catastrophic in a motorcycle wreck.

Next, you should call Findlay Personal Injury Lawyers. We have extensive experience helping people injured in a motorcycle crash receive compensation for their injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Schedule Your Motorcycle Accident Consultation

If you were injured while riding your motorcycle, call our Ontario motorcycle accident lawyers at Findlay Law today at 905-522-9799. We serve clients in Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford, and other nearby areas of Ontario.

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