Protect motorcyclists Keep your grass clippings off the road
Mowing the grass is a chore just about all Eastern Texans must undertake. Mow the grass, if you have the chance you have a bag to catch all the clippings or you have to rake them, the weeds eat the edges, that’s a lot of work. However, on the many county roads in East Texas, yard mowing is a little less detailed. But keeping those clippings picked up is a must or it could cause a serious accident for our two wheeler riders.
Each East Texas summer brings out the region’s many motorcycle enthusiasts. We see them everywhere on the streets of our cities and our county roads. For the most part, this problem does not affect those inside the city limits. For those who find themselves on the many county roads of East Texas, this is where this problem is the biggest problem; cut grass on the road.
Most of the East Texas countryside dwellers will mow their backyards and pull their grass clippings from their ridings or push the mowers on the asphalt. On the one hand, it can technically be considered rubbish and you can get a ticket for it (codes.findlaw.com). Leaving your grass clippings on the road can also be a hazard for a motorcyclist.
Think about it, the thick grass that is mowed in a country yard can get very wet. This moisture can last for a while even after mowing the grass causing the pavement to be slippery which is not good for a motorcyclist.
Simple solution, when mowing along the pavement, mow three to four paths that keep the cut grass away from the road. After that, go around to pull the clippings away from the blade vent. Keep the cyclists taking advantage of the wind in their hair to continue enjoying this trip in a safe manner.
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