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Responding to rainfall on your motorcycle 

On Behalf of | May 18, 2022 | Personal Injury |

Thankfully, the weather has now started to take a better turn. Summer is fast approaching, and it’s a great time to head out on your motorcycle. 

However, there’s one important thing to keep in mind about the weather, it can be unpredictable. When you first set off, the sun may have been glistening with no clouds in sight. Nonetheless, rainfall has come on suddenly. How should you respond? 

Avoid sudden movements 

Rainfall can significantly reduce the traction you have on the roads, and you only have two wheels, after all. If one of those wheels loses grip on the road surface, you could find yourself in serious trouble. Avoiding sudden movements is one way to negate this risk. Manage your throttle and braking systems smoothly. It may be worth relying on your gears to slow down rather than hard braking. You should also keep as straight a line as possible, and avoid any sharp turns. 

Take care at stop signs and intersections 

Stop signs and intersections can be hazardous, even in optimal weather conditions. Heavy rainfall makes them even more dangerous. Your visibility, and that of other road users, could be impaired by rainfall and surface water lying on the roads. It’s possible that your visor may be sprayed as cars accelerate away after being stationary. Take extra care and leave yourself plenty of room as you navigate your way around these congested spots. 

It’s important to be prepared for all weather conditions, just in case. Sadly, no matter what you do, you can’t directly control the behavior of other drivers. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, then you may have the option of pursuing legal compensation for your suffering