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Safe Driving Techniques for Motorcyclists

Being aware of the risks and practice safe driving techniques of a motorcycle could save your life. We've identified some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents:

Cause: A car turns in front of you at an intersection

How to avoid it: Pay attention to what’s happening around you. They may not see you coming, but you should always make sure that you see them. In any situation, slow down, cover your brakes, and prepare to take evasive action. Should you need to take evasive action, identify your routes of escape.

Cause: You hit gravel in a blind corner

How to avoid it: Don’t hit it in the first place by riding at a pace that gives you enough reaction time to avoid unsuspected objects. “Slow in, fast out” is an effective rule to remember.

Cause: You enter a corner too fast

How to avoid it: Only ride as fast as you can see. Use visual cues like telephone poles and signs to judge where a road is going even if the road is disappearing behind a blind crest.

Cause: A car changes lanes into you

How to avoid it: Be aware of where blind spots lie and avoid them as much as possible. If you can see a driver’s eyes in their mirrors, they are able to see you too.

Cause: A car hits you from behind

How to avoid it: If a single car is stopped at a multi-lane stoplight with more cars approaching quickly behind you, wave nicely and pull in front of the car in front of you to avoid impact. You could also pull between a line of cars. In other situations, you could stop to the side rather than the center of a lane and rapidly flash your brake light so cars approaching behind you can see you.

Our firm is fully dedicated to helping HOUSTON injury victims obtain the fair accident compensation that they rightfully deserve. 

A motorcycle ride can be enjoyable, but a relaxing ride around town can leave you or a loved one with severe injuries.  If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident due to another driver's negligence, you should contact an experienced Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney. Contact Mestemaker and Straub today at (888) 995-2993.

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