Monday June 15 is National Ride to Work Day. Patterson Legal Group hopes that it’s a fun-filled experience, full of motorcycle riders enjoying the open air and warm weather, as well as other motorists sharing the road safely with them. Our team hopes that you have a great time participating in Ride to Work Day and that everyone on the road cooperates in order to avoid a motorcycle accident.
What Is National Ride to Work Day?
For those of you not familiar with the event, National Ride to Work Day is organized by a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people about the benefits of riding motorcycles. The group promotes the economic and environmental benefits of driving motorcycles, not to mention the exhilaration many riders enjoy.
On Ride to Work Day, the organization hopes that everyone that owns a motorcycle will use it to commute to work. The aim is to make more people aware of the positive impact of motorcycle riding and grow the motorcycle community.
What Are the Benefits of Riding a Motorcycle?
In addition to being extremely fun to ride, there are many excellent benefits to commuting with a motorcycle. They include:
- Excellent gas mileage: Motorcycles can achieve efficiency as high as 70 miles per gallon of gasoline. This keeps money in your wallet and pollutes the air less than most automobiles.
- Faster commute times: Since motorcycles are nimble vehicles that can easily navigate traffic, riders sometimes spend less time commuting than car drivers. This is particularly true in city centers, where the Ride to Work Organization claims that commutes can be reduced by “as much as 33 minutes of every hour.”
- Less Traffic Congestion: More motorcycles and fewer cars on the road means less congestion for all motorists.
- Easier Parking: A typical car parking spot can hold between three to five motorcycles. Many offices and retail venues have dedicated motorcycle parking spots that are particularly convenient.
In short, commuting on a motorcycle can make things better for the rider and other motorists on the road. It’s a win-win situation.
The Importance of Motorcycle Safety
While riding a motorcycle has many fantastic benefits, it takes more skill and precautionary measures than driving a typical sedan or SUV. Proper gear is essential; be sure to wear a helmet approved by the Department of Transportation, pants and a jacket appropriate for riding, and gloves.
Taking a motorcycle safety course is highly recommended for new riders, as well as experienced ones that need a refresher. There are a number of great courses available throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Wearing the right gear and having the proper training goes a long way towards motorcycle safety. Being equipped with both can help you avoid a serious motorcycle accident that can result in broken bones and debilitating spinal injuries. The best way to avoid an accident is to drive your motorcycle safely and responsibly.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Patterson Legal Group hopes that you have an outstanding Ride to Work Day that’s fun and safe. However, we understand that some accidents are unavoidable and can occur through no fault of your own. If you get into a motorcycle accident, please contact us immediately. Our team of compassionate legal professionals will find you the help you need and fight hard to ensure that you get the highest possible compensation for your injuries.