We all know someone who rides a motorcycle. Many of us have even thought about learning to ride ourselves.
There’s a certain cool factor associated with motorcycles. They conjure thoughts of Fonzie from the TV show Happy Days or maybe they remind us of the road trip in the movie Wild Hogs with Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, John Travolta, and William Macy, which showed a little of the culture and lifestyle around motorcycles.
While motorcycles are a great way to see the country, save a few bucks on gas each week on the commute to work or provide the weekly get away with the guys for a dinner ride. They can be dangerous and have a greater potential for accidents.
Tips for riding safe while out on your motorcycle
- Always ride as if you are invisible. Be aware that you are a smaller vehicle on the road and do what you can to ensure you are visible to other drivers.
- Wear your protective gear all the time. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recommends that you always wear:
- A helmet that is DOT approved.
- Eye protection
- Long sleeves and long pants
- Over-the-ankle boots or shoes
- Don’t drink and ride
- Ride your ride and don’t exceed your skill level
- Get training and continue to train to increase your skills
We want you to arrive safe and sound when you are out riding your motorcycle, but we know that there are things out of your control and that accidents do happen.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, don’t settle with the insurance company until you have consulted with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Robert H. Osburn has been representing Texas motorcyclists like you for over 40 years and is ready to help you recover the medical expenses, lost wages and, most importantly, get your bike repaired or replaced and back on the road.