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Malorie's Law to Improve Motorcycle Safety in Texas

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On the first day of 2014, the final piece of a new Texas law went into effect, changing the way motorcycle riders are allowed to carry passengers. Known as Malorie's law, the legislation requires all motorcycles that can carry passengers to have foot pegs and handholds on the backseat. The law, which partially took effect in 2013, is named after 19-year-old A&M student Malorie Bullock, who lost her life in a tragic motorcycle accident.

In 2010, Malorie was involved in an accident about 90 miles northeast of Fort Worth while riding on the back of a motorcycle. When the rider attempted to avoid a collision, Malorie was thrown off the bike and fatally injured. She was wearing a helmet at the time.

The final piece of Malorie's law will join a key piece that already bans passengers on motorcycles that are not designed to carry more than one person. Although the law is relatively small in scope, Mallorie's family and other supports are hopeful that it can save lives. Riders who violate Malorie's law can face a Class C misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500.

Support for Texas Motorcycle Accident Victims

Although not supported by everyone, Malorie's law is a significant step toward keeping Texas motorcycle riders safe on open roads and highways they must share with larger vehicles. Statistically, motorcycle riders face some of the greatest risks for injury and death of any motorist. This is especially true in Texas, where only younger riders are required to wear safety helmets.

At The Daspit Law Firm, our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers understand the risks motorcyclists face, and we know that the negligence or reckless acts of drivers can spell disasters for riders and their passengers. If you have questions about your rights after a motorcycle accident, contact our legal team for a FREE, personalized case evaluation.

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