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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Riding a motorcycle can give you a feeling a freedom. However, motorcycle safety is a topic which needs to be stressed.

Motorbikes are prone to accidents due to a number of factors we’ll examine shortly. That being said, we’d like to share a couple of safety tips you can follow in order to stay safe while cruising on the road.

Passenger Cars & Trucks

Motorcycle riders share the roads with ALL types of vehicles. Because of the small size of motorcycles compared to average cars, one needs to pay careful attention in order to see them. Motorcycle accidents happen most frequently at merging lanes as well as intersections, making these two areas places where extreme care needs to be taken.

Biker’s Tips

Motorcycle Safety TipsIf you’re a biker, here are a few tips you can use to stay safe on the road:

  • Always wear a helmet despite the distance you’re intending to travel. It’s also a good idea to have one which fits snugly on your head in order to minimize head injuries in the event of an accident. Texas may not require helmets, but we strongly urge all riders to wear one. Our law firm has seen far too many instances of lives lost due to the refusal to wear a helmet.
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing so you can be seen on the road by other drivers. This is especially important if you ride at night. Colors such as red and orange stand out, so getting a jacket which incorporates these colors will go a long way in keeping you safe on the road.
  • Avoid riding in the middle of lane. Instead, use the sides of the lane that are close to the pedestrian walkway, curb or pavement. The middle of the lane usually has oil and debris deposits which may cause you to lose control of your motorbike, resulting in an accident.
  • If you want to change lanes, rely on your eyes as well as the bike’s mirrors. This is because it might be easy to miss a car behind you as it may be lying in your blind spot. Turn your head fully to the left and right and check for vehicles before changing lanes.
  • If you feel exhausted after a while, stop somewhere and rest periodically in order to recharge. Exhaustion leads to inattention which in turn may affect your riding ability and make you prone to getting into a motorcycle accident.

Get Legal Help Today!

If you’ve been a victim of a motorcycle accident which wasn’t your fault, get in touch with us. Rasansky Law firm has the needed experience to help try your case for you so you can get the compensation and justice that you deserve. Please call us today at 1-800-ATTORNEY any time of the day or night. Thanks for choosing us!

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