As spring and summer in Texas approach, motorcycles are sure to fill the highways and scenic roadways throughout the state. Motorcycling is a popular hobby everywhere. It can seem even more popular in the vast and beautiful state of Texas. However, riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous, even if you’re an experienced motorcyclist who’s certified to ride. It would be best if you took the proper safety awareness precautions. If you’re out on your motorcycle in Texas, here are some of the top tips to keep you and those around you safe.
Abide By the Speed Limit
One of the best things to keep in mind as you’re riding is to make sure you’re going the speed that is intended on the roadway. That means that posted speed limits aren’t just for cars. They’re for all vehicles—except trucks in some circumstances. Speeding makes your reaction time shorter. So it can result in an accident if you do not respond quickly or adequately to a circumstance on the highway.
Do Not Lane Share
In Texas, lane sharing is illegal. Lane sharing means that motorcycles ride between cars, passing over the solid yellow line or dashed white line or alongside cars within the same lane. Even if you think lane sharing will save you time or that your dexterity will eliminate any risk, you may be putting yourself or others in danger. You could fall into a blind spot, which can cause an accident and severe injuries to both you and the person in the cars around you.
Do Not Use and Ride
Just as drinking and driving in Texas are highly illegal, drinking and motorcycling are too. This also goes for drugs of any drug. Call a friend, family member, or a cab or rideshare to take you home if you’ve been drinking. Additionally, please read the labels on your prescriptions or allergy pills and make sure you heed any warnings not to operate machinery after taking them.
Call an Attorney if Needed
If you’re in a motorcycle accident in Texas and you’re not at fault, call an attorney with personal injury experience to see if you’re eligible for compensation.
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