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/ - 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
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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