It can be a nightmare, especially for a motorcycle rider, but for anyone to breakdown on the side of the road. A terrifying experience as motorcycles are far less protected, particularly when compared to other vehicles, suffering from a breakdown in the middle of a motorcycle journey unprepared can make the circumstances even more stressful. The hazards and dangers from the lack of visibility from other drivers increases while you are waiting for roadside assistance are only increased. Should your motorcycle breakdown and you need roadside assistance, we at Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance would like to offer some tips while you wait for services in Irving, TX.
How to Prepare for a Short or Long Motorcycle Ride
Prepare for your ride accordingly. Being prepared for your drive, whether you are heading out for 5 miles or 500 miles, you should be prepared for the climate, potential weather, and unforeseeable circumstances just like any other vehicle on the road. Where space is limited, you need to keep in mind you do not have the structure to offer shelter should the weather buildup around you. Be sure to keep with you a visibility vest that will increase your visibility should you find yourself stranded and waiting for roadside assistance.
What to Do if Your Motorcycle Breaks Down
Remain calm and get out of traffic. If your bike sustained mechanical or electrical failure in the middle of traffic, it is imperative you remain calm and safely get to the right should as soon, but more importantly as safely, as possible. Be mindful of the highways and dense roads around you and the reaction time people will have if they spot the issue. Ensure you and your motorcycle are as far from the traffic as possible. The speeding vehicles and unresponsive drivers are never an ideal situation be around if you are immobile, for your safety, once you got out of traffic, get off the road if possible. Motorcycle on the side of the road and their drivers, are not always spotted in time as potential hazards by less the vigilant commuters. Remember, your safety is priority, if the bike cannot get as far out of the road as you, leave it and get a safe distance away. Your life cannot be replaced, the bike can.
Motorcycle Breaks Down at Night
Be more cautious in the dark hours. Under the cover of darkness only increases the same hazards that are present during the day, and even adds more to kindle. You are even less likely to be seen trying to get off the road and waiting along the roadside. Do everything you can to increase visibility; such as use the turn signal, flip on the hazard lights and leave them on even once you safely got off the road. Try to get completely off the road and shoulder until roadside assistance gets there, especially if the roads are busy.
Towing & Roadside Assistance in Irving, Fort Worth, Arlington, Carrollton & Plano Texas
Speedway Towing and Roadside of Irvine, Texas does everything in our power to get to your location quickly to help increase your safety. If you find your motorcycle has been rendered inoperable, give us a call and we will come to you and offer you roadside assistance or a tow.