April 23, 2014
Asphalt contraction and expansion during winter months often leads to potholes in the Indianapolis area. As the weather gets warmer, potholes and other road imperfections become serious hazards to riders.
Recently, an Indianapolis motorcycle accident that claimed a Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy’s life occurred on Acton Road, where two complaints about potholes had been made prior to the crash.
Incidents like this leave many riders wondering what they should do to help avoid accidents caused by potholes. In an article from WISHTV 8 News, several experts explain that motorcyclists should allow plenty of space between themselves and other vehicles on the road in order to allow more time to recognize problematic areas in the road and avoid them. Other ways to improve safety include never riding beside another motorcycle, using a headlight, and checking tires for wear before riding.
The Indianapolis personal injury lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys would like to add that wearing a helmet is also vital to staying safe when riding a motorcycle. Doing so can significantly reduce the chances of injury or death in the event of an accident.