A Washington State personal injury attorney explains how wearing the right clothing can prevent cold-weather motorcycle accidents.

Dressing Warmly in Winter Can Prevent Seattle Motorcycle Accidents


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11/19/2012
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Winter conditions and cold weather deters most motorcycle enthusiasts from riding, but some in Washington State continue to ride year-round. For these riders, it is extremely important to stay warm while riding. Why? Bike riders are exposed to the weather in a way that car and truck drivers are not – and traveling at high speeds means that it is even easier to get cold.

Why is your temperature important to your ride? Losing dexterity and feeling in your hands and feet can make it much more difficult to operate a bike. At the same time, if you are distracted from the road because of your discomfort, accidents can happen.

How can you keep warm on your motorcycle? Consider these accessories:

•    A full-coverage helmet.
•    A scarf or ski mask.
•    A face shield.
•    A thermal layer and wind-proof layer on your torso.
•    Thermal underwear.
•    Windproof winter gloves.
•    Wind-proof pants.
•    Hand and foot warmers.
•    Handlebar covers.  

In addition to dressing appropriately, be sure to take frequent breaks if you are riding in cold weather – stop to drink a hot cup of coffee, to get your blood circulating, and to get out of the wind. Also consider avoiding motorcycle riding altogether if it is bitterly cold or if the weather may include snow, freezing rain, or ice. Avoiding cold weather riding isn’t just a more pleasant option, it can also reduce the number of winter motorcycle accidents in Seattle.

If you have been injured in a Seattle motorcycle accident, you may deserve compensation. Find out more about your possible Washington personal injury case by contacting Andrew Kim today1-800-636-3676 or visit Bellevue Motorcycle Accident Attorney.



Category: Motorcyle Accidents


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