The roads around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex can be extremely dangerous even at the best of times. As a Tarrant County personal injury lawyer who has worked closely with many injured motorcyclists over the years, I know that Fort Worth motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable. Avoiding hazards is one of the best ways to avoid being injured in a Texas auto accident. One of the best ways you can do this is to ride on the freeway as much as possible.
It might surprise you, but for motorcyclists, the freeway is often a lot safer that city streets and side roads. Of course, the freeway is not without its hazards: a lot more cars and trucks, all flying along at very high speeds. Freeways can still be dangerous as drivers get bored with the monotonous style of driving and so pay less attention to other vehicle around them and might change lanes without looking - which means a greater danger for motorcyclists whom drivers often fail to notice anyway.
However; think about all the hazards present on a typical city street. You've got traffic moving in different directions; a lot more stopping and starting; vehicles making sudden (often unannounced turns); a lot more distractions; cars suddenly emerging from side streets; pedestrians and bicyclists; parked vehicles obstructing a portion of the roadway; etc. Riding through town means a lot more obstacles and hazards to negotiate in order to get where you're going safely.
Contrast that to a freeway and the difference is obvious. At last on a freeway you are traveling alongside other traffic which is all moving in the same direction as you. There are only limited entrance and exit ramps, so you don't have to worry about cars and trucks suddenly pulling on to the road from parking lots or alleyways. Generally speaking, the freeway is a lot safer for motorcyclists because it is easier to stay aware of the potentials for a collision. Regardless of where you drive, there will always be dangers. It is important that you are always aware of your surroundings and take care when riding your motorcycle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck which was not your fault, it is highly recommended that you consult with a board certified personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your personal situation. Mark Anderson has been helping injured motorcyclists and their families throughout North Texas since 1991 and is the author of the book Roadmap To Winning Your Texas Motorcycle Accident Case. For a free, no obligation consultation, call the Anderson Law Firm now at 800-354-MARK (6275). Alternatively, you can call locally at either 817-294-1900 in Fort Worth or 214-327-8000 in Dallas.
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