Many Texas motorcyclists are preparing to take their machines back out on the road for the season. But this increase in volume often correlates with an increase in accidents, leaving many riders wondering what they can do to prevent Texas motorcycle accidents.
The attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers regularly handle cases involving motorcycle accidents, and they point out two actions riders can take to reduce the chances of injury or death in the event of an accident:
- Wear A Helmet– Statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation show that out of 467 fatalities that occurred in 2012 due to motorcycle accidents, as many as 280 were not wearing helmets at the time of the crash. While Texas law only requires those under age 21 to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, experts show this piece of equipment saves lives by reducing the chances of injury or death by as much as 60 percent.
- Get Educated– Studies show a majority of motorcycle accident victims have never received any sort of formal training on how to operate a motorcycle. That is why attending training sessions and events, like the upcoming 2014 Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum in Bryan, are so important.
The Texas personal injury lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers are hopeful these tips help keep you safe this motorcycle season!