Involved in a Motorcycle Accident? Here’s How to Deal With the Situation (Part II)

Leaving a trail will help emergency responders find you easily.

Before we get started, we suggest you go through the first part of this article to get a complete understanding of the subject. To give you a gist of the first part, we discussed how you should never take off your gear, move away from the road to the side, and stick a blood group sticker to your helmet.

Now to the second part.

Keep live location on

Locating you on the deserted highway could be tricky for everyone. Therefore, it is crucial that you keep your live location on and share it with your family members and friends.

Leave a trail

Take breaks at eateries or ‘dhabas’ and have a chat with their staff. This way, if the police or an ambulance try to find you, they will know where you are going. After all, nobody forgets a guy or a girl with gears on and luggage mounted on a motorcycle.

Know where you are

On the highway, it is not possible to know where you are. Therefore, whenever you are taking a break, be it for tea or food, or whenever you are filling up your motorcycle, ask the people where you are. In the event of an accident, you will be able to give directions to the police or an ambulance.

Furthermore, every time you take a break, update your family about your location. In this way, they will be able to inform the police or an ambulance about your last known location in case they fail to reach you or you fail to reach them.

Keep a secondary phone

During an accident, it is possible that your primary phone may get destroyed. Therefore, keep a primary phone with internet connectivity inside the mounted luggage. Keep a small fire extinguisher on hand in case oil spills from your motorcycle and it catches fire.

Join groups on Facebook

Nowadays, there are several riding groups on Facebook (state-wise groups and city-wise groups). Join them, and in the event of an accident, you can post your emergency in those groups. A fellow rider from a nearby area may come to your rescue. Most of these groups have thousands of riders from almost every city, town, and even village.

Last but not least, ride at a generous speed and do not take unnecessary risks. Remember, someone is waiting for you at home.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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