Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle With These 5 Safety Ideas

The freedom and excitement of riding a motorcycle comes with a lot of responsibility. You have to take into consideration that you’re nowhere near as well-protected from injuries as you would be in a car.

Keep the following motorcycle safety tips in mind when you’re on the road:

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  • Always wear a helmet. While helmets aren’t required by law in every state, you should always wear one. Wearing a helmet is one of the most effective ways to keep yourself safe when riding. Helmets help lower the risk of suffering serious and potentially fatal head injuries.
  • Take a safety course. Depending on your state’s laws, this might be a requirement for getting a motorcycle license. Even if it’s not, taking a motorcycle safety course is strongly recommended. This course helps you learn about traffic safety laws and gives you a chance to practice riding safely.
  • Cover up. Invest in armored motorcycle gear that will protect your skin if you end up sliding along the road or falling off your bike. The right gear also protects you from rocks and other objects that can come flying at you while you’re riding.
  • Make sure there’s enough space. This is one of the most important motorcycle safety tips. You need to have enough stopping distance on your bike, which is something that’s easy to underestimate. Figure out how much distance you need to stop safely, and leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you.
  • Avoid riding in bad weather. Don’t take your bike out for a spin if it’s raining, sleeting or snowing. These weather conditions can affect your visibility, and slippery road surfaces make it harder for you to maintain control of your bike.

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