Motorcycle Safety Tips
Warmer weather is upon us! For those of you who own or wish to own a motorcycle, we know you’re itching to take that first summertime cruise outside! To be certain you’re safe on the road, check out the simple tips we’ve provided below.
Buying Your Bike
Are you in the market for your first bike? Perhaps you want another to add to your collection? Regardless of your reasoning, it’s vital you get the right bike before you hit the road. Do your research ahead of time so you’re familiar with the various types of bikes and which one would suite you best. You don’t want it to feel too heavy, or be larger than you can handle. Test drive a few before you make any decisions.
Give it a Once Over
Whether you’re taking your bike for a spin for the first time or the hundredth- be sure to give it a once over before pulling out of your driveway. Check to be certain the turn signals, headlights, and breaks are in working order and adjust your mirrors.
Wear a Helmet!
Who decided that big, tough motorcyclists look cooler without helmets? Last time we checked, it is best to be safe. Helmets are vital; we can’t stress this enough! Shop around for one that covers your head but doesn’t hinder your sight at all. We recommend asking a salesperson to assist you in the store so your investment is as safe as possible.
Caution is Key
Motorcyclists get a bad rep for practicing such a dangerous hobby; many people would be surprised to learn that most fatal motorcycling accidents are caused by vehicles. Cellphone use has become an epidemic on the road; people are more focused on texting and tweeting than being safe. That’s why it’s so important that you’re a cautious and defensive driver. Keep your eyes not only on the road, but on the people and vehicles sharing it with you.