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Easy ways to stay safe while riding

Riding a motorcycle can be an exciting hobby for Nevada residents to take up. However, it is important that those who do understand how to do so safely. New riders are encouraged to take safety courses that will help them learn important riding skills. In some cases, these courses can be taken online, and individuals might be entitled to a discount on their motorcycle insurance by taking part in them.

Riders should be alert for other drivers and changes in road conditions. A pothole, a patch of sand or other debris on the road could enhance the risk of getting into an accident. It is also important to pay attention to the actions of other motorcyclists while riding on a road or highway. Those who are planning on riding a motorcycle should not do so while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

It is also important to ride at a speed that is safe for road conditions. Individuals should wear helmets that are approved by the Department of Transportation, and they should also wear leather jackets, pants and other clothing that will protect them in the event of an accident. Riders should understand that they have the same rights and responsibilities that motorists and bicyclists have while on a road.

People who experience chronic pain or have permanent disabilities after a motorcycle crash may be entitled to financial damages. This may be true if the motorist who caused the accident was drunk, tired or distracted when it happened. An attorney may use witness statements or other evidence to help establish that this was the case.

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