Spring is here which means people are back outside. Here’s a few tips for staying safe this spring.
Motorcycles are a fun, but risky, spring activity. Motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to die in a crash and 5 times more likely to be injured in a crash than a person in a passenger car. Wearing a helmet reduces the likelihood of a crash fatality by 37%. As we have seen in a number of motorcycle cases we have handled, many motorcycle wrecks are caused by nothing more than the other driver’s failure to see the motorcycle on the road. So, it’s important for motorcyclists to wear appropriate safety gear and for drivers to be on the lookout for motorcycles.
Spring also means the return of lawn mowing. Make sure your lawn mower is in good working order before using it. Be sure the motor is off before inspecting or repairing equipment. If debris gets stuck in the blade, use a stick or broom to remove it, not your hands. And make sure not to remove any safety devices or shields.
Spring also means kids will be back outside. Make sure to watch your speed in neighborhoods. Children are often unpredictable and do not appreciate the dangers of cars. If you are aware of children playing, you are better prepared to react to children darting in front of your car at the last moment.
Hodges Trial Lawyers urges you to stay safe this spring and enjoy the warm temperatures!