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Motorcycle helmets can save lives, prevent personal injury

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The chance for a motorcycle accident increases as drivers get used to sharing the road with motorcyclists when bike season starts, which is why it is so important to protect yourself.

As the weather warms up and snow disappears from the pavement, more and more motorcycles are dusted off brought out on the roads. When preparing a bike for its first ride of the year, riders should also prepare to wear a helmet, in order to prevent personal injury in the event motorcycle accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets reduce the risk of death by 29% and are 67% effective in preventing brain injuries to motorcycle riders.

All Ohio motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times. Ohio law also requires all riders, regardless of age, to wear some sort of protective eye wear while riding a motorcycle.

Even the safest motorcyclists have no control over other drivers on the road, and must prepare to ride defensively and obey all posted traffic signs, in order to prevent personal injury from a motorcycle accident. Our Toledo, Ohio motorcycle accident attorneys urge cyclists to use proper turn signals, mind the speed limit, and always stay visible to other vehicles around you. Wear a helmet while riding, regardless if the law requires you to. As with all types of motor vehicles, never drink and drive.