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Safe Motorcycle Riding this Holiday Season

By King Law Firm on December 20, 2012

Texas Motorcyclist AccidentRiding a motorcycle in Texas can be treacherous during the holidays. There is an increased chance of being involved in an accident especially when there is additional traffic on the roadways. The holiday season can be particularly dangerous because of the increased vehicular traffic on our highways and the potentially treacherous weather and roadway conditions.

The days surrounding the holidays are extremely busy travel days. Motorcyclists in Texas will have to look out for traffic congestion, and because of the number of drivers traveling long distances, there is an increased chance of being struck by a fatigued or distracted driver. The holiday season is also dangerous because of the number of drunk drivers that could be on the roadway.

Drivers traveling from holiday parties are more likely to have alcohol in their system. Austin motorcycle riders would be well advised to keep a safe distance from drivers who are swerving, speeding, or drifting from their lane of traffic. It is also crucial that all motorcycle riders avoid drinking if they plan on riding. It is also important to ride defensively. Resist the urge to ride while fatigued and remain at or below the speed limit. Remember not to tailgate or to ride in the blind spot of a larger vehicle. Last but not least, always wear a Department of Transportation-approved helmet.

The motorcycle crash attorneys in Texas at the King Law Firm wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and encourage you to please ride safely. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact us at (512) 277-5762 for a no-cost consultation and case evaluation.

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