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Keeping your bike properly maintained can keep you safer

Riding your bicycle in Washington may be an efficient way for you to commute or even something you enjoy doing leisurely for exercise or relaxation. Whatever your mindset is when you put your helmet on and head out to ride, properly maintaining the components of your bike can help you to stay safer on your adventure. At Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we have helped support victims of bicycle accidents. 

What can you do to prevent motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents, like the majority of car accidents, are preventable with awareness, vigilance, and proper precautions. Whether you ride a motorcycle in Washington or you simply want to do your part to protect two-wheeled motorists on the road, there are a few simple things you can change about the way you drive and operate to protect yourself and others on the road. StateFarm shares with you just a few of them.

Motorists do not look out for bicycles and motorcycles

No matter what vehicle you use, you need to be defensive at all times. Nowhere is that more pertinent than when you are on a bicycle. Studies have found that over half of all drivers on the road do not pay attention to whether a bicyclist is nearby. 

How can you identify and report a drunk driver?

Drunk individuals do not just put themselves at risk when they choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle - they put others at risk as well. If you see someone driving erratically along a Washington road, you have a duty to yourself and others to call the authorities and report the driver. Many people feel guilty for doing so, as there is always the chance that the person is just tired or took his or her eyes off the road for a second. If you experience a moment of hesitation, you can assuage your guilt by knowing how to identify a truly drunk driver. SafeWise provides tips you can use.

Common deadly threats for motorcyclists

Taking your motorcycle out for a spin can be fun and convenient, but it comes with some dangers. There are a lot of unique threats to the health and safety of motorcyclists. Motorcycles make up only 4 percent of all vehicles in Washington state but account for 14 percent of traffic fatalities

Car seat expiration dates are not just a suggestion

For many Washington parents, one of their top priorities, when they are traveling places, is to protect their children. Often, they research car seat brands and models. They compare subjects like price, functionality and versatility in making sure their selection will be the best fit for their child. Once installed, many parents make sure their child is safely fastened into his or her car seat before leaving anywhere. 

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