Bike Week–Spring Rally has descended upon us! We actually look forward to this week, as well as Fall Rally! As a matter of fact, you’ll probably see a couple of us riding around on our own Harley’s this week. This type of tourism is just one of the many things we love about Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand! Unfortunately, along with all the cool and exciting things about motorcycles flooding the area, there are many hazards as well.
DUIs: Let’s be honest…one of the primary things that bikers like to do on bike week is check out the action at the biker bars. This often involves the over-consumption of alcohol. And, we get it. People don’t even like to leave their cars behind, overnight at a bar; let alone their motorcycles. Especially if you’re from out-of-town and are unfamiliar with the area. But I can assure you, it’s a lot less of a hassle than a DUI. Be smart!
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately one of the inevitable parts of bike week, that make everyone cringe. And with the combination of alcohol, it is sure to be a bad scenario. But, it shouldn’t have to be inevitable. Staying smart on the road – you know what we mean, no weaving in and out or traveling at obnoxious speeds, using your turn signals and/or hand signals, could do a lot to bring the rate of accidents down. Also, wearing the right gear in the event of an accident could lessen the damage to your body. Just because Myrtle Beach took away the helmet law, doesn’t mean that’s the best way to ride. Also, making sure your legs, arms, and feet are probably covered can go a long way.
Hopefully you make it through this week unscathed, literally and metaphorically. But, in case you do get in some trouble, call the attorneys at Grand Strand Law to represent you. 843.492.5422