A motorcycle can be a fun and invigorating way to travel. However, although this mode of transportation appeals to some, motorcyclists need to pay special attention when riding. Because these vehicles are typically much smaller than most other types of motor vehicles, they may not be as easily seen. Even the most careful riders may find themselves in a motorcycle accident, and the damage may be significant to both the motorcycle and the operator. Such was the case in a recent accident in Texas.
It is not uncommon to see bumper stickers and window signs in cars in Texas, warning drivers to be on the lookout for motorcycles. Particularly in the summer and early fall, they really are everywhere. They can be difficult to spot and so can be involved in a motorcycle accident in the blink of an eye.
Traffic conditions can change in the blink of an eye, and no one may know this better than a motorcyclist. Debris in the road, poor weather conditions or road construction can all require an operator to act quickly to avoid a motorcycle accident. Sometimes, it is not always possible to get out of the way of a hazard, especially when a rider is suddenly in the path of another vehicle. Several Texas motorcyclists experienced this terrifying event on a recent Saturday night, and the result was tragic.
Authorities say they see an increase in motorcycle crashes between the months of April and June and again in September and October when more riders are out enjoying the warm weather. One person dies every day as the result of a motorcycle accident on Texas roads. The Texas Department of Transportation urges drivers to look twice for motorcycles and always share the road.
Drivers in Texas and across the country need to be mindful at all times of other vehicles around them, especially motorcycles. When a motorcycle accident involving a larger vehicle occurs, the outcome is likely to be devastating for the motorcycle driver. One fleeting moment of negligence on behalf of a driver in a regular-sized vehicle could be the difference between life and death for anyone on a motorcycle.
Texas roadways are no strangers to motorcycles. With a recent rise in the temperatures, many motorcyclists are hitting the pavement to enjoy the brief period of beautiful weather. With an increased presence of motorcycles on the roads, the likelihood of someone being involved in a motorcycle accident increases. Unfortunately, a local man lost his life over the weekend after his bike was struck by a vehicle.
It's no surprise that driving a motorcycle comes with a higher risk of injury than for those that travel by motor vehicle, especially when a teenager is in control. Teenagers or young adults tend to be oblivious of how dangerous a motorcycle can be, causing other motorists to be weary of them while traveling. In a recent motorcycle accident, in North Austin, a teenager was killed after trying to avoid contact with another vehicle.
Every time the warmer weather rolls around, many media stations throughout Texas run motorcycle awareness campaigns to help remind motorists to share the road with these two-wheeled vehicles. Unfortunately, these campaigns are discontinued when fall approaches even though many bikers will continue to ride in spite of cooler weather and diminished daylight hours. As a result, motorcyclists may face an increased risk of being involved in a motorcycle accident that is caused by an inattentive motorist.
Most motorcyclists are aware of the dangers they face as they travel the roads and highways of Texas. But even the most diligent rider cannot prevent every motorcycle accident, especially a rear-end collision. Recently, such a crash left a man with serious injuries.
There are some investigations that seem to drag on for months. While officials typically work to ensure that all angles of serious collision are thoroughly examined, the families of victims may grow weary of waiting for the authorities to announce what led to the loss of their loved one. Texas officials are still working on an examination of the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred in July.