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On any commute, breaking down can be a problem and motorcyclists breaking down can be nightmare. Breaking down while taking the bike for a ride can be more than daunting because the motorcycle offers significantly less protection than most other vehicles. The experience can be even more troubling should you be unprepared for the unexpected while on your motorcycle. The less observant drivers, the lack of visibility, and reduced protection is a bad recipe for the motorcycle riders waiting for roadside assistance. In an effort to make sure everyone is safe on the Twin Falls, ID roads, including our motorcyclists, we at Highway 30 Towing would like to share a few tips for the motorcyclists waiting for roadside assistance.
 

Motorcycle Visibility Products

Be prepared for the trip, no matter the distance. You need to be prepared for plausible scenarios, no matter if you intend to go for a short ride or are a planning an extensive quest. Leaving riders more vulnerable, as mentioned, motorcycles do not have the structure of other vehicles. To protect yourself from weather as well as increase your safety, and visibility, make sure you have a few essentials with you. A few road flares to increase your visibility is a visibility vest for if you are stranded on the roadside. Additionally, contact information for Highway 30 Towing along with your cellphone and charger to call for help and for emergency use.
 

Motorcycle Mechanical Problems

If the conditions permit, get off to the right shoulder. In the event you realize your motorcycle is not operating as sufficiently as it should, immediately reduce your speed and if traffic permits get out of the flow of traffic. Make your intentions known and get to the right shoulder if at all possible by using your blinkers, arm signals and hazard lights to increase your visibility. Fast-paced highways and freeways and high traffic roads require care and cautiousness.
 

When Motorcycle Breaks Down, Get Off the Road

Prioritize your safety and second your bike’s. Distracted drivers and speeding vehicles are a major hazard to vulnerable motorcyclists and it is imperative you get to a safe distance. Motorcycles on the side of the road, in comparison to other vehicles, are narrower and smaller. They are not always vigilantly noticed by other commuters unfortunately. It is crucial to get yourself and your motorcycle as far from the road as possible to increase your safety. Remember a bike can be replaced, your life cannot, so if you can get to a safe place without the bike, do it.
 

Motorcycle Broke Down at Night?

Darkness significantly increases safety risks. Your motorcycle experiencing mechanical failure during the day is a problem enough, but the risk increases drastically during the cover of darkness. Where the oncoming traffic is less likely to see you due to the low visibility, getting off the road and waiting on the side road is more hazardous. Again, increase the visibility with the use of hazard lights, headlights, and blinkers. Additionally, a reflector vest can increase yourself for being noticed. Always assume no one sees you and use extreme caution.
 

Towing, Roadside Assistance & Cash for Cars in Cassia, Gooding, Jerome & Twin Falls Counties in Magic Valley, Idaho & Jackpot, Northern Nevada

If you need roadside assistance for your motorcycle, or even a tow, call Highway 30 Towing and our experts will help you quickly and efficiently. We have specialized flatbed tow trucks with ramps to load and transport your vehicle safely.

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Whether you have a flat tire, dead battery, run out of gas or have locked yourself out of your vehicle, Highway 30 Towing can come to your rescue. We take pride in assisting stranded motorists in the Magic Valley region.

TOWING

Highway 30 Towing provides fast, safe and professional towing services at the most reasonable rates possible. We employ only the finest, skilled towing professionals & spare no expense on safety and training.

CASH FOR JUNK CARS

Don’t just junk your old cars and trucks; get cash for them with Highway 30 Towing. We will buy your junk cars and trucks; any year, make, model or condition (running and not running) and give you cash for them today!

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