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Handling pop-up showers on your motorcycle

On Behalf of | Aug 3, 2022 | Auto Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is probably one of the most enjoyable activities for enthusiasts. For some, the Florida weather is always perfect for riding. Because of the chance of pop-up showers, all motorcycle riders need to know how to ride in the rain. 

There are several things that you have to consider if you’re out riding your motorcycle and it starts to rain. Other motorists should also be aware of these because knowledge can help them to do things that can help to keep motorcyclists safe. 

Braking must be done carefully

Braking on wet pavement can be difficult for someone who’s operating a motorcycle. There’s a great risk for hydroplaning in these conditions. Sudden braking can cause the motorcycle to become unstable, so stopping must be done over a long distance. 

Responsiveness might be slow

Because a motorcycle only has two contact points with the pavement, it might be a bit slower to respond. This can cause turns and other maneuvers to take longer to execute, so you should consider that when you’re driving. 

Everyone needs extra space

All motorists, including motorcyclists, need to have extra room to remain safe when it’s raining. All drivers should remember that motorcyclists don’t have the protection of a frame around them. If they fall, they’re going to slide, so having extra room around them can help them to remain a bit safer. 

Even when a motorcyclist is driving in a safe manner, the other drivers on the road might not do the same. Being struck by a negligent driver can lead to serious injuries for a motorcyclist. Those injured individuals can choose to seek compensation for the damages they’re dealing with. Florida law sets strict time limits to get these cases before the court, so you must act swiftly.