With such a wide land area, Texas is a motorcyclist’s paradise. Other sources put the number of motorcycles in the state at around 400 thousand.
The thrill of a ride on a motorcycle is undeniable. Given the recent increase in petrol prices, they are also a practical option. Before hitting the road, it’s essential to think carefully about precautions you may take. A motorcyclist and his or her passenger are at more risk on the road. Injuries from a collision can range from minor to life-threatening.
You should know a few things before you hop on your bike and tackle the streets of Houston. A valid motorcycle license and adequate training are prerequisites.
Always ride conservatively, as motorcyclists are less visible on the road. Do not forget to put on the required safety equipment.
To park a motorcycle in Texas when it is not in use is not governed by any regulations.
The parking provisions of the Texas Transportation Code can be found in Section 545. Get help from lawyers.
BICYCLES ARE GRANTED THE SAME RIGHTS AS AUTOMOBILES.
Motorcycles are treated legally the same as other cars in Texas when it comes to parking. As a result, parking your motorcycle is restricted to the same areas as automobile parking.
WOULD IT BE OK TO LEAVE MY MOTORCYCLE ON THE STREET?
A motorcycle cannot be parked on a sidewalk in the state of California. You also can’t leave your car parked on a bridge or a railroad track, on a bridge, in a safety zone, on a crosswalk, or between a safety zone and the next curb. It is also against the law to leave a motorcycle parked in an impassable area or on a curb ramp.
It may be tempting, but motorcyclists cannot park their vehicles anywhere except in authorized spaces. A walkway for pedestrians is no different.
PARKING ON THE STREET AND MOTORCYCLES
As might be expected, parking with the back wheel touching the curb in Texas is legal. Some municipalities, however, have rules requiring you to park your motorcycle in the same manner as a car, with both wheels touching the curb.
USE OF HANDICAPPED SPACES FOR PARKING
Motorcycles without a disability license plate and placard cannot be parked in handicapped spaces. It is forbidden to lend or share the sign.
That may be convenient, but you still can’t park your motorcycle in the striped area adjacent to a disability parking spot. Wheelchair lifts are typically installed in that area for this very purpose.