May 2023 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
May 2023 is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds vehicle drivers and motorists that safe driving and riding practices combined with awareness and cooperation from all drivers will help reduce the high number of unnecessary fatalities and injuries..
Last year, there were 521 motorcyclists, including both drivers and passengers, who were killed in collisions throughout Texas, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys know motorcycle accidents occur all too often in The Lone Star State, and we are devoted to the safety of bikers everywhere. We represent motorcycle accident injury victims and families who have lost their loved ones while riding, and regularly sponsor Accident Scene Management courses to help prevent these life-changing collisions from occurring in the first place.
Tips for Staying Safe While Riding or Traveling Alongside Motorcyclists in Texas
While our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys promote rider safety year around, the month of May provides an extra opportunity to highlight motorcycle safety here and across the nation.
Vehicle drivers and motorists must remember that Motorcyclist Safety Is Everyone’s Safety. Ultimately, safe driving and riding practices and cooperation from all road users will help reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s roads and highways.
Tips for Motorcyclists
- Observe all traffic laws and always obey the speed limit.
- Wear personal protective gear and a DOT-compliant helmet.
- Never ride while impaired or distracted.
- Always complete rider education courses and ride with a current motorcycle license.
- Drive and ride defensively.
Tips for Motorists
- Yield to motorcyclists, especially while turning at intersections.
- When driving, avoid distractions that place motorcyclists and other road users at risk.
- Always allow the motorcycle the full width of a lane.
- Always use a turn signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic.
- Check all mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before changing lanes or merging with traffic.
- Allow more follow distance — beyond three to four seconds — when behind a motorcycle.
- Drive alcohol and drug-free.
- Drive defensively.
- Obey the speed limit.
Remember, motorcycles are smaller than most vehicles and difficult to see. Their size can also cause other drivers to misjudge their speed and distance, which can lead to catastrophic accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
Join Our Biker Wolfpack!
Biker Wolfpack Law is a division of Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys and welcomes all riders to participate in one of our many Accident Scene Management courses held annually to increase motorcycle safety.
The next event is A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist:
- Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT
- Goofy’s Bar and Grill
- Canyon Lake, TX
Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Texas? Contact Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys for Help Today
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident because of another person or party’s negligence in Texas, call our skilled personal injury attorneys at (512) 883-0277 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation.
We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.