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Motorcycle Safety Saves Lives and Reduces Serious Injuries

There's nothing like the feeling of freedom cruising down the highway on a motorcycle, but when it comes to motor vehicle crashes, being on a motorcycle becomes a huge detriment. Unlike a car, which provides a driver with some measure of protection, in a crash, a motorcycle provides the rider almost no protection.

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2008, there were more than 34,000 motorcycle crash fatalities and more than a million people were treated for nonfatal motorcycle-related injuries.

Motorcycle safety tips

If you ride a motorcycle, following these safety tips can reduce your risk of injury and the severity of injury should you become involved in an accident:

  • Always use a helmet with a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) label.
  • Wear protective gear to reduce the severity of lacerations or abrasions in the event of an accident.
  • Clothing covering your upper body should be brightly colored or have reflective materials to make you more visible to other drivers.
  • If your helmet doesn't have a face shield, wear protective eye gear.
  • Don't mix riding with alcohol.
  • Follow traffic rules and regulations.
  • Don't tailgate.
  • Don't ride between lanes of traffic when traffic is slow or stopped.

Tennessee motorcycle safety laws

The following motorcycle safety measures are required by Tennessee laws:

  • Daytime use of headlights
  • Use of eye protection
  • Left and right mirrors
  • Passenger footrest and seat, if carrying a passenger
  • Use of a safety helmet

The consequences of a motorcycle-related accident can be stressful and severe. If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, consult with an experienced Tennessee motorcycle accident attorney to seek the best outcome for your case.

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