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Tips for Spring Motorcycle Riding in North Carolina

Feb 8, 2022 Brown Moore Motorcycle Accidents

The return of spring leads to the return of many fun activities. One of those fun activities involves motorcycle riding. Many motorcycle riders are eager to return to the road after a long winter. However, the return of spring brings many hazards for motorcycle riders, especially when traveling through the many terrains in North Carolina. Motorcycle riders who want to get the most out of their travels and avoid any potential motorcycle accidents should beware of these types of hazards during the springtime. A Charlotte motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

Motorcycle Maintenance

Before placing the motorcycle back on the road, riders want to ensure that all motorcycle parts are properly maintained. This will help prevent any accidents from occurring due to defective motorcycle parts. Motorcyclists should check the tires, brakes, hand controls and have the engine tuned up before heading on the road.

Additional Motorists

The number of motorcyclists on the road decreases during the fall and winter seasons. This means that other motorists do not share the road with motorcyclists for nearly four months. The number of cars traveling on the roadways also increases during the springtime. As motorcyclists return to the streets, car and truck drivers must become accustomed to adding motorcyclists again. Drivers can fail to notice motorcyclists approaching and attempting to pass them.

Unpredictable weather

The old cliché “April showers bring May flowers” no longer applies to just those two months. As spring approaches earlier and earlier each year, the weather becomes more unpredictable. One day the temperature drops to 30 degrees, and the next day the temperature will rise to 70 degrees. Spring also brings additional rainfall, which can cause the surfaces of roads to become slippery. This increases the chances of motorcyclists losing control of their vehicles.

Animals Popping up on The Roads

People are not the only mammals that come out when the weather gets better. Deer, raccoons, possums, and skunks are just animals that like to cross from one wooded area to another. While these types of animals are prone to pop up on roadways at any time, dawn and dusk are the times when animals are more active. Motorcyclists want to practice extra precaution and drive at the appropriate speed to avoid colliding with animals.

Additional Road Debris

During springtime, there is an increase in rain and wind. Depending on the storm’s strength, additional debris like tree branches, rocks, and sand can sprinkle all over the roadways. Motorcyclists who come in contact with these types of debris are at risk of losing control of their motorcycles. Sand alone can cause a motorcyclist to lose traction in their tires. Motorcyclists should practice extra precautions when traveling on roads after a storm.

Contact a Charlotte Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

Our Charlotte Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, advises bikers to be on the lookout for dangerous conditions that can cause a crash out of nowhere at times. Consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to discuss your case. Call our office at 800-948-0577 or fill out our contact form for a free and confidential initial consultation.