As the weather gets nicer and the chances of cold or storms lessen, more motorcycles hit the road in Texas. As a rider, you probably recognize the dangers of riding a small vehicle. Other drivers may not always see you, which increases your chances of an accident. Not to mention that you lack the protection other drivers have since you are open and exposed on your bike. This means you have to take the initiative to be as safe as possible. One step to take is to wear a helmet.
Motorcycle helmets save lives according to the Texas Department of Transportation. They can provide much-needed protection for your head, brain and spinal cord in an accident if you fly off your bike. The law about helmets is that every rider must wear one unless they meet the two exemptions.
The exemptions are that you are over the age of 21 and have an approved insurance plan or complete an approved safety course. This is a safety course beyond the one required to get your license. That course teaches you the fundamentals of riding a motorcycle and the basic laws. The advanced course focuses on defensive driving and safety topics.
Of course, even if you meet the exemptions, it is still a wise choice to always wear a helmet. It could be the only thing standing between your head and the road. It could be the difference between life and death if you get into an accident. This information is for education only. It is not legal advice.