To anyone who breaks down on the side of the road, it can be a nightmare, especially for motorcycle riders. Suffering from a breakdown in the middle of a motorcycle journey is quite a daunting experience as motorcycles offer far less protection, particularly when compared to other vehicles. Being unprepared can make the situation even more severe. Often from the lack the of visibility, the hazards and dangers from other drivers increases while you are waiting for roadside assistance. As a result, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to offer some tips to get Dallas, TX and other motorcyclists on how you can stay safer while waiting for roadside assistance.
Motorcycle Visibility Gear
Be prepared before setting off. Being prepared for the miles is just as important for a standard vehicle as it is for a motorcycle and whether you intend to travel 5 miles or 500 miles, you should prepare for your trip. You do not have the same structure around you as you do in any other vehicle, leaving you exposed to weather and the elements. Having a visibility vest with you can enhance your visibility if you are stranded on the roadside.
What to Do Should Your Motorcycle Break Down
Get as far from off the road as possible and keep calm. Should you realize your motorcycle is not running up to par, that is the moment you need to get off the road by reducing your speed and getting as far from the road as possible. Try to use the right shoulder and be mindful of busy roads and fast-paced highways. Get you and your motorcycle in a safe spot. Getting a safe distance from the speeding vehicles is in your better interests. They are not always vigilant in spotting potential hazards, like a narrow and smaller in comparison, motorcycle on the side of the road. Getting you and your bike as far from the road is the safest place to be. If the bike cannot be moved, at least move yourself to a safe location, the bike can be replaced, your life cannot.
Motorcycle Broke Down at Night
Be more aware of hazards of the evening hours. Having an issue with your bike is bad enough during the day, but at the cover of darkness and more hazards are involved and the day-time dangers are amplified. There is a higher risk you won’t be seen getting off the road or even on the side of it. Do what you can to increase your visibility including using the hazard lights and turn signal to get off the road and leave the hazard lights on once you are on the side of the road. If it is a busy road, try to get completely off the road and shoulder until roadside assistance gets there.
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As Citywide Towing Service of Dallas, TX continues to promote safe driving, we know that too often things can go wrong, even for our motorcyclists. We offer roadside assistant services to help you get back on your journey and if the bike requires more assistance, we can safely tow it to your trusted mechanics. For fast and reliable towing and roadside assistance, call Citywide Towing Service today!