The weather outside might not always seem like it, but spring has arrived. While you are waiting for those proverbial April showers and subsequent May flowers, it’s time to get the motorcycle out of the garage. The open roads await your return. Before hitting the highway, however, it’s vital to review some motorcycle safety tips so you can stay safe on your motorcycle and avoid any mishaps this spring.
While the calendar is insisting that it is springtime, winter is sometimes reluctant to retreat from the scene. Inclement weather with those wet roads still makes an appearance. These expected spring showers should be taken seriously and with caution. The best tip for navigating slick roads that follow a light rain is to ride slower. Part of the safety equation that goes along with riding at a lower speed is leaving enough distance between your bike and the vehicle in front of you. In this way, you have more than enough space to stop without having to brake quickly and risk skidding out.
Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death in America today, and motorcycles are at even higher risk. No matter how much fun you plan to have at your destination, that’s not going to happen if you don’t get there in one piece. One way to ensure you do this is to follow all Texas motorcycle laws.
Beyond slowing down, what other motorcycle safety tips can help you have an enjoyable ride, whether you have a destination in mind or just going for a trip to unwind? Think gear: having the right equipment and wearing protective clothing is always a good idea. Protective clothing and gloves will reduce potential injuries in case of an accident. Most importantly, a helmet can help mitigate the risk of head or traumatic brain injuries.
Another way to stay safe on your motorcycle is not to become invisible, meaning you need to be as easy to see as possible to other road users. Wearing bright colored clothing will assist in that regard. In contrast, black clothing will be more challenging to see. Driving along the broken white lines on the highway will often put you into the blind spot of larger vehicles; which is not a place you want to be. Remember, if you can’t see the driver in their side view mirror, they can’t see you either.
Following these safety tips, you can help stay safe on your motorcycle this spring. If you have already been injured in a motorcycle accident, protect your rights and contact Thomas J. Henry today. At Thomas J. Henry, the largest personal injury law firm in Texas, we take motorcycle accidents seriously. Our attorneys can assist you in getting full compensation for all damages sustained, including payment of all medical bills, past, present and future, and full compensation for pain and suffering.
Our expert lawyers can assist you through the entire legal process; start to finish, getting you full compensation for your injuries. Thomas J. Henry has the experience, the expertise, and determination to get clients the large settlements and verdicts they deserve. Call Thomas J. Henry today at 361-221-5053.