Motorcycle Safety in New Mexico

Advice From an Experienced Rio Rancho Injury Lawyer

New Mexico motorcycle riders may use the resources on this page to learn how to make yourself more visible on your bike, how to avoid collision, and how to limit injury if you are involved in a collision. Also provided is information about what equipment and training is available.

Car and truck drivers may also use the resources on this page to learn about sharing the road safely with motorcycles. Rio Rancho motorcycle injury lawyer Brad Goodwin has also outlined what law enforcement and other public safety professional have to say about driving safely around motorcycles. Use all of this information to learn how you can limit your chances of colliding with someone on a bike!

Motorcycle Safety Tips

By making a commitment to motorcycle safety, riders can reduce their chances of being injured.

Here are a few motorcycle safety tips:

  • Although New Mexico law does not require an adult driver to wear a motorcycle helmet, wearing a helmet lowers the risk of a head injury.
  • Always wear protective riding gear such as gloves, boots, jeans and thick jackets.
  • Take your bike in for regular mechanic work. Just like cars, motorcycles need mechanical repairs and regular checkups. By taking your bike to a mechanic, you will ensure that it is safe to ride.
  • When riding at night, be extra careful. Statistics show that the majority of motorcycle accidents occur during the evening hours, so motorcycle riders should be more attentive during this time.
  • Be careful when approaching an intersection. This is the number one spot where motorcycle accidents occur because some drivers are inattentive or fail to yield the right of way.
  • Of course you should never drink and ride your bike. Not only is driving under the influence of alcohol illegal, it is also very dangerous.
  • Make sure that your bike is free of defects. Before you go out for a long ride, make sure your bike is in good shape. Check things like your light and your brakes. If you notice a defect in advance, you can fix it and may prevent a serious motorcycle accident from happening.
  • Many people think that weather is a major factor in motorcycle accidents. However, statistics show that the vast majority of all motorcycle accident cases, weather is not a factor. More accidents are caused by driver error than poor weather conditions.

Motorcycle Safety Links

New Mexico Motorcyclist Safety Program - http://www.nm-msp.org/ - The NMMSP is New Mexico's official motorcycle safety and training program.

American Motorcyclist - http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/‚Äč - Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation - http://www.msf-usa.org/ - Since March 1973, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has set internationally recognized standards of excellence in motorcycle rider education and training. The MSF works with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrative (NHTSA), state governments, the military and other organizations to improve motorcyclist education, training and operator licensing.

Motorcycle Safety at web Bike World - http://www.webbikeworld.com/Motorcycle-Safety/safetypage.htm - WebBikeWorld publishes peer-to-peer subjective opinions of motorcycle-related products that the authors think may be useful, unique or which might be of interest to others." The site also publishes articles regarding rider safety, safety equipment and trends in rider protection. The site's Motorcycle Safety link is but one of many sections into which the site is divided.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ - NHTSA is committed to providing the most accurate and complete information available to its customers, the American travelling public, in a helpful and courteous fashion. In all our activities, we will strive to meet or beat our established deadlines for providing customer service.

Motorcycle Safety Site - http://www.msgroup.org/default.aspx - This site is focused on Motorcycle Safety. It has no brand bias of any kind. Indeed, by 'motorcycle' we mean any motorized two or three wheeled vehicle. It is our intention to provide information that will significantly reduce your odds of having an accident while riding your motorcycle. If you do nothing else while you are here, please take the time to read the safety tips.

Motorcycle Safety Info.com - http://www.motorcyclesafetyinfo.com/ - Dedicated to providing you with resources and information to help make your ride a safer and more enjoyable experience.

National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators - http://www.smsa.org/ - The National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of state motorcycle safety administrators and programs by advocating motorcycle safety and fostering and promoting the exchange of ideas and resources.

Motorcycle Safe.com - http://www.motorcyclesafe.com/ - Dedicated to motorcycle safety. Motorcyclesafe.com features articles and reviews from independent writers concerned with motorcycle safety.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's "Share the Road Safely" site -http://www.sharetheroadsafely.org/index.asp - "The Share the Road Safely" program strives to improve the knowledge of all highway users to minimize the likelihood of a crash with a large truck, and reduce the consequences of those that do occur.

The Governor's Highway Safety Association - http://www.ghsa.org/ - GHSA provides leadership and representation for the states to improve traffic safety, influence national policy and enhance program management.

National Transportation Safety Board - http://www.ntsb.gov/ - The National Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Government agency responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads. They also watch over the military, and in case of accidents help them. It is charged by the U.S. Congress to investigate every civil aviation accident in the United State, as well as sensational accidents in other modes of transportation.

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