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Spring is the Perfect Time to Renew Motorcycle Safety Practices

By King Law Firm on April 18, 2013

Texas Motorcycle Safety PracticeSpring is here, and motorcyclists are getting ready to ride.  But before you ride, you should make sure your gear, your bike, and your skills are in shape, a reminder courtesy of Kirtland Air Force Base and  First think about the easy parts—your personal gear and your motorcycle.

Make sure your personal gear is in good shape and not worn excessively.  This includes the following:

  • ADOT-approved helmet
  • Leather protective outerwear
  • Leather gloves and boots
  • Eye protection

Use the TCLOCS method to jog your memory and make sure your bike is in good condition for that first spring ride.  TCLOCS refers to tires, controls, lights and the electrical system, oil and other fluids, chassis, and stand.  Inspect them all, make an honest evaluation, and then tell your mechanic what is needed to get your bike back in shape and ready to ride.

If you are one of many who take the winter off from riding your bike, you may need to remove the rust from your skills.  If it has been three or more years since your last Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, sign up for a course to refresh your abilities.  Another important acronym to help you stay alert, is SEE—search, evaluate, and execute.  This will help you remember the importance of being alert in order to manage the risks on the road.

Motorcyclists must evaluate traffic and road conditions and anticipate the unexpected—loose gravel in the road, a deer crossing in front of you, a truck losing part of its load, etc.  Remember how important it is to ride defensively as you head out for your first spring ride. If you become injured in a motorcycle accident that was the fault of another’s carelessness or negligence, contact Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at King Law Firm in Austin.  Call (512) 375-4455 for a free consultation regarding your case.

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