It's certainly about to cool off in Omaha. As the summer draws to a close, highs in the 60s are forecasted with chances for rain. You might soon see frost in the mornings. For those of us who love to ride, the autumn simply means different conditions for handling your motorcycle. Please read below for fall riding tips and stay safe out there.
Exercise Caution Around Curves
Caution around curves is always important, especially if it's icy, frosty or wet outside. Don't enter a curve too fast. Stay alert for signs warning you of bends in the road.
When the Rain Falls Across Nebraska
Caught in the rain? Be sure to reduce your speed and exercise extra caution. Increase your following distance as well, in case the motorist in front of you unexpectedly slams on their brakes or begins to hydroplane – everyone needs more time to slow down on rainy street surfaces.
Rain safety also involves preparing ahead of time. If there's a chance of precipitation, be sure to pack your rain gear. Getting soaked can cause a distraction that makes it dangerous to ride. You also must pack your goggles, safety glasses or helmet with a shield on it, so that you don't get rain in your eyes.
Stay Safe while Leaf Peeping
On a ride to see fall colors? Don't let those golden leaves cause a dangerous distraction. If you want to take a closer look or snap some photos, find a safe place to pull off the roadway and out of traffic. Be careful walking along the roads as well. If you are sharing the road with other leaf peepers, increase your following distance. Motorists looking at leaves oftentimes are not paying as much attention as they should, and they may brake suddenly or make other unexpected maneuvers.
Even if it gets pretty warm in the day, there may be frost on the roads in the morning and evening. Be especially cautious on bridges and overpasses. Reduce your speed and proceed cautiously if you believe frost is present.
Keep Cold Weather Gear Handy
Nebraska will be getting chilly soon. In case you are out later than expected, or the temperature takes a sudden dip, it's a good idea to carry your cold weather gear with you. Riding cold can make your body shiver and could even cause hypothermia in extreme conditions. Cold can be dangerous simply to the extent that it is distracting. It's important to limit distractions so you can keep your focus on the road.
Contact Our Lawyers about Your Crash
To find out if you have a motorcycle crash claim, please call Copple, Rockey, McKeever & Schlecht at 402-371-4300. After meeting with you to discuss the crash and how it has affected you, our experienced attorneys will determine if you have a claim to pursue compensation for your injuries. You deserve maximum compensation for each and every way the injury has impacted your life. Our law firm offices are located in Norfolk and Omaha, and we proudly fight on behalf of residents from Lincoln and across Nebraska, as well as the surrounding region.