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Motorcycles are a blast to ride, but they come with unavoidable safety hazards. Even the biggest bike is smaller than the smallest car. Therefore, the greatest responsibility rides on that bike with you. Auto motorcycle collisions rarely turn out good, so follow these important reminders about motorcycle safety.
Even the safest auto operator has trouble seeing something as small, and fast as a motorcycle. Make your outfit as loud as your hog to remain visible even in the darkest of streets.
- Use your headlight day and night
- Stay out of auto blind spots
- Use your horn
- Flash your break light every time you slow down
Common sense rider guidelines do help, but there's not much you can do about a distracted driver. Driving while texting, driving while yelling into a cell phone, and driving while watching a movie, are some of the new obstacles you face on your motorcycle. Of course, there's also the eternal drunk driver. If you have an accident that involves any of these auto operators, you should contact a Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney. You will receive compensation if, the accident was not your fault.
Your Mental Strategy Will Save Your Life
Keep your brain sharp when you ride your motorcycle. It's that simple. Have a safety strategy every time you get on that bike. Houston is one of the busiest and most dangerous driving cities in America. Follow these mental tips to keep your grey matter safe from a brain injury.
- Check road conditions and be ready for known hazards
- Give auto operators space
- No riding when you're tired or drunk
- No fancy maneuvers around cars
- Always use your signals
Fortunately, Texas law does not allow motorcycle drivers to ride in between lanes. That's the law thinking for you. However, your excellent mental strategy rarely, makes a telepathic leap to a careless driver. It's a good idea to know a Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney if you can't avoid the collision.
It's common sense to wear a helmet. It's also a good idea to wear long sleeves and pants. Leather gear is as safe as it is hip to wear. All of these common sense clothing choices can save your life. The idea is to get as much cushion between you, and the pavement as possible. Houston is hot and humid, and you will probably stink after a summer ride. Just think of your body odor as the smell of life. Get dressed in your safety gear, and hit I-45 South to Galveston. Celebrate your safe and successful ride with a cool dip in the Gulf of Mexico.