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5 Ways To Stay Safe Legally In The New Year

As we say goodbye to 2017 and look back on this year, we couldn’t help but think of all the cases that have come across our desks and the trials and situations we’ve seen in the legal community. This seemed like a great time to do a bit of a roundup and share a few tips for staying safe legally and physically in the new year.

Look Out For Motorcycles On The Road

While things outside are getting colder, Texas weather can be very unpredictable. A random sunny day might spark the motorcyclist in your neighborhood to take their bike out for a ride. Even the most solid drivers can easily miss a motorcycle zooming by them.Motorcyclists face many risks on Texas roads. If you drive an automobile always be sure to check twice for cyclists on the road. As a motorcycle rider be cautious and aware of the cars around you.

Get Your Car Inspected

Not only are regular inspections vital to your car's health but they are the law. If there is a recall on your vehicle or one of its parts, the company is required to send out letters. But what happens if you’ve moved or they have the wrong information on file? What if you got the letter but just thought it was junk mail? You may be driving a car with a recall or defect. Having regular inspections can help you prevent accidents down the road. Somebody shops even keep a recall database that will alert them when there is a recall of your vehicle type.

Have An Accident Kit In Your Car

Road deflectors A flashlight Copies of your insurance card Something to take photos with Pen and paper Teach Your Child The Rules Of The RoadThe long winter break is a great time to talk to your children about road safety. Similar to motorcyclists, children and other pedestrians are at risk on and near the roads. Before the new school semester starts, talk your children about preventing pedestrian accidents and understanding the rules of the road. While drivers do have a responsibility to be aware of children on the street, pedestrians still need to follow the law and be aware. Have a Safe Ride

Each year thousands of San Antonio residents go out to ring in the new year. This usually includes alcohol consumption. Sadly, many people don’t make the right choice when the party's over. Drunk drivers continue to endanger the lives of Texas motorists. If you are drinking, please have a designated driver, call a car service or taxi. If you aren’t drinking and have volunteered to be the designated driver for the night, be alert for other drivers on the road.

We hope you and your family have a fantastic new year. If you or your loved ones need legal help in the areas of personal injury or medical malpractice, please contact Maloney Law Group. Schedule your consultation today.