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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.''

We can all agree that becoming a motorcycle rider is an exciting and adrenaline-infused experience. Everything from choosing your brand-new bike to learning the trick of the trade brings you joy and finally getting that feeling of freedom you can only experience on the back of your bike.

But as you surround yourselves with riders who've been wearing the helmet since you were a toddler, you'll have the chance to hear the stories about what happens to new riders who don't take motorcycle riding seriously.

Tales of crashes and accidents are being retold in motorcycling communities to train the young riders to take precautions that will one day save their life.

So once you get your license and buy your new motorcycle, best believe you are only halfway through to becoming a responsible motorcycle rider. We will help you with the rest.

Although protective gear does not prevent accidents from happening, wearing your helmet and any other necessary gear can mean the difference between life or death. Just to be clear- YOUR life or death. There is no good reason for you not to wear your gear, and by doing so you can set a good example for all other beginner riders.

Once you get your license and buy your new motorcycle, best believe you are only halfway through to becoming a responsible motorcycle rider.

Helmet, jacket, pants, and gloves all come with body armor that can help protect your most important organs, and good boots will give you stability, protect your ankles and they can even have brake lights installed.

Once you are all geared up you are ready to hit the road. As a motorcyclist, you will find yourselves in many situations most car drivers don't. It depends on how you react in those situations whether an accident will occur.

It is important to know that as a rider you can do more to prevent the accident than a car driver. Motorcycles have stronger brakes, grippy tires, and obstruction-free vision. Now let's see how you can use those tools to prevent an accident from occurring.

A Car Doing a Left Turn in Front of You

A car driver, for some reason, is turning left in front of you. The only problem is you are driving faster than he thought and the collision is inevitable. Here your life and preserving your life gets difficult.

 What you need to do is cover your brakes and slow down and try to keep your motorcycle upright. ''Laying the bike down'' decreases your chances of survival. Look for a room where you can maneuver your bike, but make sure another car is not about to appear on that spot. And mind the vehicle behind you so you don't get swatted from behind while trying to avoid an accident in front of you.

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You Hit a Dirt Patch in a Blind Corner

While riding the twisties can be fun, it can also be quite dangerous. Especially if you round the corner too fast and hit a pile of dirt, sand, or gravel. The way you can prevent this type of accident is by ensuring you don't hit the patch in the first place.

You've learned this while getting your license- you enter a corner wide and SLOW, and when your vision reaches its maximum and when you can see what's going on behind that bent, then you are free to increase your speed and not a second sooner.

You can also ask one of the older and more experienced riders to show you how to trail brake as it can be a good solution in some situations, but make sure you practice it off-road before you begin applying it on the road.

A Car Hit You From Behind

This kind of ''fender bender'' accidents are sure to get a motorcyclist killed. But there are ways to avoid being a sitting duck for some runaway SUV. If you want to stop at the stop sign or even traffic light, and you are first in the lane, do not stop in the middle of the lane.

Move to the side and rapidly flash your brake light, making yourselves more visible. If there is a car in front of you, you can move between the lanes, smile, and wave politely to the car you are passing by, and indicate you are going to stand in front of him. This way you can lessen the blow if there is a rogue vehicle in the lane behind you.

It's worth mentioning that, in case you do have this kind of accident and live to tell the tale, the driver that hit you from behind is most likely responsible for the accident. In other words, they are liable for any injuries you may have suffered in the accident or damages your motorcycle has sustained. Here is where an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you get compensated for your injuries, medical bills, and/or motorcycle repairs.

Your Riding Buddies Are .... Odd

If you have become a part of a motorcycling riding group- congratulations! You have made friends for life. But as all motorcyclists, your friends' riding style can differ from person to person. What seems logical to one doesn't have to seem logical to another person in the group, but this time the misunderstanding can result in an accident. We have all seen it happen before.

While riding together, one of the riders stops, or something on the side of the road catches his attention and makes them stop, putting the rider behind him in a situation where they have to try and avoid a collision.

Nathalie Nicole Smith states that working hard and staying true to yourself are sure ways to win in life.

To make sure this doesn't happen, determine what's your group's riding formation and etiquette and stick to it. Create a formation that will allow every rider to have vision and room to maneuver in case one of you has a daydreaming episode while riding.