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3 tips for avoiding a motorcycle crash this spring

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it's time to take out your motorcycle and get it ready for riding season. The winter is often too dangerous and cold to use a motorcycle in Kentucky, but once the warm weather hits, you want to be back on the road.

The reality, though, is that it can be dangerous to be a motorcyclist in the spring. Drivers aren't always used to seeing motorcyclists on the roads, and they may make mistakes that put your life in danger. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to stay safe.

1. Stand out

The first thing to remember is that standing out is a necessity. The days are still short in spring, so wear bright colors and reflective gear to help drivers see you. Use your headlight and don't be afraid to use a horn or to rev your engine if you're not sure a vehicle sees you.

2. Get a full maintenance check

Before you head out, make sure you have maintenance performed on your motorcycle. You should be sure that the tires have good tread and that your brakes work as expected. Overall, make sure your motorcycle is in the best shape possible before you take it out on the roads.

3. Take note of potholes

Another thing to do is to take note of where you see potholes and to report them. Slow down in areas where the roads seem to be poor or riddled with holes, so that you don't accidentally hit one and wreck.

These are three ways to help you avoid collisions this spring. What happens if you are in a collision, though?

If that does happen, you'll want to make sure to go to the hospital. As a motorcyclist, you're exposed to greater risk than other drivers. You may have significant injuries and need to have a full medical workup to make sure you're healthy, even if it seemed like a minor collision.

If you're worried about the cost, don't be. The driver who caused the accident is responsible for paying for your medical care, and even if they can't, the reality is that your health is more important than avoiding a medical bill. You need to seek treatment right away to help start on the path of healing as soon as possible. That way, you can get back on your motorcycle sooner.

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