4 Motorcycle Safety Tips
Motorcycles are a fun a fuel efficient way to travel and get from place to place. However, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, you are 30 times more likely to die in a Motorcycle Accident than in a car accident. Operating a motorcycle may be very dangerous even for a skilled driver, so there are several precautions you should take to protect yourself. Below are 4 Motorcycle Safety Tips that can help save your life.
1. Wear Safety Gear: For maximum protection it is essential to wear leather or specifically designed jacket, pants, gloves and over the ankle foot wear even in the Summer. The proper gear will help protect you from wind chill, road rash or debris.
It is also important to choose gear in bright colors to alert other drivers of your presence on the road. You will want to make sure you wear effective eye protection. Wearing a full-faced helmet that is approved by the Department of Transportation is the most essential way to not only protect your eyes but also your head.
Wearing the proper helmet will reduce the risk of dying in an accident by 37 percent. Click here for more information.
2. Use Anti-Lock Brake System: If your Motorcycle does not come with an anti-lock brake system it would be wise to invest in one. Having this system will prevent your wheels from locking up, which in turn will prevent skids and serious falls. Anti-lock brakes also help you retain steering control in an emergency stop situation.
3. Be Alert At All Times: There are many ways to become distracted while driving, it is crucial to pay attention to other drivers who may be changing lanes without looking, pulling out from a side street or braking unexpectedly. You cannot expect other drivers to be watching for you so it is up to you to be on the defense at all times while operating a Motorcycle.
4. Stay off the Road During Bad Weather: Your visibility is limited when driving in the rain. The tires on your motorcycle will have a reduced grip on the road which will make turning the corner potentially hazardous. Use caution when using the throttle, steering or braking in order to avoid slipping on wet pavement.
Most Motorcycle Accidents will result in a serious injury or even death. Make sure to keep these tips in mind before operating a motorcycle, they may be the difference between life and death.
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