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Is it time to put the bike away for winter?

On Behalf of | Sep 20, 2022 | Personal Injury |

You’re a keen motorcycle enthusiast and so are many of your friends. In fact, you use your motorcycle as your main mode of transport throughout the summer months.

However, you’re not interested in taking any unnecessary risks. How do you know when it’s time to put the bike away for winter?

Have road conditions deteriorated?

The summer has been ideal for long trips. Visibility has been clear and the roads have been completely dry. Now, when you wake up in the morning, it’s cold enough for there to be a layer of frost on the ground. The warm, dry days are also becoming pretty scarce. Is it still worth the risk of heading out on your bike at this point? Maybe it’s time to put it away until next year?

When the darker nights arrive

Visibility is key to motorcycle safety. Not only do you need to be able to see, but drivers must also be able to see you coming. As the days grow shorter, this leaves less time for you to remain visible. You’re bound to get caught riding in the dark at some point. Is it really worth the risk?

Of course, there is nothing stopping you riding your bike throughout the colder months, as long as you know the risks. The dangers for motorcyclists increase significantly as the summer months pass.

No matter how safely you ride, you can’t control the actions of other people. If you have been injured in a road traffic collision that occurred because of negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Make sure you seek some legal guidance on the matter.