Five Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys McKinney & Dallas TXMotorcycle accidents can ruin – and in many cases, tragically end – lives. While being on top of a motorcycle can be exhilarating, there is also a great deal of danger involved in any ride, whether you’re going across the country or simply going a few blocks. These are a few of the things you can do to help avoid being involved in a devastating accident.

Ways to Stay Safe

  1. If you’re new to riding, take a motorcycle safety course that will teach you the basics of not only handling a bike, but also staying as safe as possible. You might even be able to find one that will provide you with quality information and will not cost any money.
  2. Whenever you’re riding, always wear gear with bright colors and that reflect light. Whether you are riding during the day or night, you want to make sure you are always visible to surrounding motorists. The more conspicuous you are, the less the chances you will be hit by a car or truck.
  3. Never drive between lanes of traffic, a practice known as “lane splitting.” Not only is it dangerous, it’s also against the law in Texas.
  4. One of the best ways to stay safe is to keep your motorcycle in top condition at all times. Check your headlamps, tires, engine and brakes on a regular basis to help ensure they won’t fail when you need them the most.
  5. If you go out for a few drinks, leave your motorcycle at home. Riding under the influence is just as dangerous as being behind the wheel of a car while inebriated – probably even more dangerous. It’s simply not worth the risk.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can occur no matter how many precautions we may take. If you are someone you love suffered harm in this type of incident, get in touch with Joe Knows Law by calling 972-346-5180 or contacting us online.