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Hot weather and motorcycling: Avoiding dangerous hazards

With many hazards to look out for all the time, you may think there's no real way to prevent an accident. As summer approaches and the weather heats up in Daytona Beach, it's time to look back over some of the things you can do to help keep yourself safe while you ride your motorcycle.

The sun is hot, tourists are heading to Florida in droves and your safety is important. These tips can help keep you safe throughout the summer months and for the rest of the year.

1. Wear your hot-weather gear

You already know that wearing a lot of motorcycle gear in the summer is difficult due to sky-high temperatures. The problem with not wearing gear is that if you're hit, you're more likely to suffer serious injuries. To stay safer, keep an eye on the temperature and opt for motorcycle gear aimed for your environment. Always wear your helmet, and try wearing a liquid cooling vest or other hot-weather motorcycle gear. Choose items with good ventilation that still provide you with protection.

2. Stay hydrated

Everyone on the road, whether on a motorcycle or inside a car, needs to make sure to drink plenty of fluids in the summer months. As the sun beats down, it's more likely for you to get a sunburn and to become dehydrated. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are both possible, so it's vital to take breaks and to drink water when you can. If it's an extremely hot day, consider riding in the early morning or night when the weather is cooler and the sun isn't as high in the sky,

3. Wear white

Wearing white is a great tip for summer riders. While wearing white in the winter when there is less greenery and even a potential for rain or a slight snowfall is ill-advised, wearing white in the summer keeps you cooler. It also helps you stand out. The white outfit helps reflect heat away from you and lets other drivers know you're headed their way.

These are three tips for riding your motorcycle in the summer months. You may not be able to prevent all types of accidents from occurring, but with the right preparation, you can take heat out of the equation. If you are struck by a dangerous driver, you can pursue a claim with the help of your attorney.

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