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Motorcycle road trips and safety

As the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisp and cool, many motorcyclists are likely thinking of motorcycle road trips. Are they thinking about motorcycle safety, though?
In Ohio, the law states that motorcycle riders over the age of 18 do not have to wear a helmet. However, according to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, there were 4,235 motorcycle crashes in 2016 in Ohio and 200 deaths.
The legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices see the devastating effects of motorcycle crashes every day.
It’s important to know your rights if you or someone you love is injured in a motorcycle crash. While you are enjoying Ohio’s gorgeous scenery and twisty roads this fall on a motorcycle road trip, make sure you take motorcycle safety seriously and wear a helmet!
We are sharing some motorcycle safety tips for fall, as riders set out on motorcycle road trips. Read on:

Gear

We can’t stress this enough: Don’t forget to wear proper safety gear – including helmets. You should also have gloves, eye protection and sturdy clothes and shoes. Don’t skip this! It could save your life.

Research your route

If you are heading out on a new route, don’t forget to do a little homework first. Check the weather, check the traffic and construction in the area. Also, sometimes a quick search on the Internet can turn up other facts about your route, like a parade or event in the area. And make sure you know where to find gas, food and even lodging if the need arises.

Rest

Traveling on a motorcycle can make you weary, especially if you are taking a longer drive. Don’t forget to build in rest breaks – probably more than you think you need – into your itinerary. Taking rest breaks can help you stay more alert – and possibly prevent an accident.

Schottenstein Law Offices

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, give the legal experts at the Schottenstein Law Offices a call today.