Being Tailgated on a Motorcycle
For motorcycle riders, few common occurrences are quite as dangerous as a car that follows behind too closely. Oftentimes, drivers may tail a motorcycle with the same sort of attitude and the same lack of distance that they would a car. However, given the fragility of a motorcycle in an accident, drivers should offer an additional gap of space. This is not always the case, and tailgating can lead to serious collisions.
For more information regarding your rights if you have been injured on the road due to the unsafe actions of another individual, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.
Responsible Driving Practices
People tailgate for various reasons. Some do not see much of an issue with cramming into traffic as a driving style, despite how dangerous it can be. Others may tailgate because they refuse to slow down to match the car in front of them. Then there are tailgaters who follow because of some personal vendetta or outburst of road rage. In any of these cases, a motorcyclist has the following options:
- Apply the right turn signal and get over into the next lane
- If on a one-lane road, pull off the road
- If there is no way to pull off the road, very gently tap the brake
When in doubt, always pull off the road or get into another lane. If the individual follows, get to a safe, public place. The most ideal spot would be to pull off at a police station or a well-populated stop like a busy shopping mall.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a tailgating car, you may be eligible to pursue legal action. To discuss your case in further detail, contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.