Summer is here and it is now time to get your motorbikes out onto the road and enjoy the freedom of riding. Did you know that injuries to motorcyclists are out of proportion to their presence on our roads.  Motorcyclists equate to just 1% of the total traffic but account for 19% of all road user deaths.

To help keep you safe this summer remember LRS – Look, React and Stay in control. Following this simple advice will help you enjoy a smooth and safe journey.

Look – riding defensively means riding like you expect the unexpected.  Don’t forget your lifesaver glance before undertaking a manoeuvre and position yourself in the safest and best place to maximise your visibility of potential hazards.

React – always think ahead and give yourself time to react and be aware of other road users.  Get in the correct position on the road to anticipate potential hazards and take action particularly at junctions.

Stay in control – ensure you ride at a speed that will allow you to slow and stop in good time whatever the road conditions.  Make sure you are riding at the right speed for the conditions you are in.

Sharpened skills can turn a ride into an experience. One is never too old or too young to sharpen your skills as a motorbike rider and the better your skills the better your ride.

Look, React and Stay in control and expect the unexpected.

Therese Classon - motorcyclist

Therese Classon is a specialist motorcycle accident claims solicitor.  As a motorcyclist herself, she knows about motorbikes and the risks faced by motorcyclists on the road every day.

If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident and require legal advice, you can contact Therese on 01626 202328, who take you through your case step-by-step from beginning to end.