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7 Motorcycle Safety Tips for the Road!

For motorcyclists, summers are spent cruising around on your bike. When the weather is nice out, it’s time to take advantage of it. When taking your motorcycle out for a ride, make sure to prioritize safety! Motorcycles are notoriously dangerous, but practicing good safety can help mitigate the risks of an accident. Take these motorcycle safety tips into consideration next time you head out!

Wear a Helmet

One of the simplest things you can do to improve your safety is to wear a helmet. Not all states require motorcyclists to wear a helmet. However, wearing one can help protect you in the event of an accident. Make sure that you have a helmet that fits properly and is up to safety standards!

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Wear Protective Gear

In addition to wearing a helmet, wearing protective gear can also help defend against injuries in the event of an accident. Leather clothing, gloves, and boots can protect your body. If you are riding at night, you may want to wear reflective clothing to help other drivers see you.

Practice Defensive Driving

When you’re on the road, practice defensive driving. Many motorcycle accidents occur when drivers violate the rules of the road. Make sure that there’s plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead to give yourself more time to react. By being a defensive driver, you can better anticipate when cars will swerve or other dangerous activity could occur. 

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Prepare Your Bike

Before you head out for a ride, check that your bike is prepared for the riding season! This includes checking tire pressure, changing lights engine fluids, testing your lights, and more. Check out these additional tips on how to prep your motorcycle for the road. You can also bring your bike to the garage and have a professional inspect it if you have any questions!

Certifications and Additional Training

Just like any other skill, you can improve your motorcycle safety through education. Taking a course or getting safety certifications can help prepare you for the dangers of the road. If it’s been a while since you last rode, it could be a good idea to take a course to refresh your knowledge!

Stay Alert

Being alert while driving can help you react to hazards! Make sure that you are feeling awake and confident when you ride. Avoid riding a motorcycle when sleepy or groggy as it can affect your reaction time and your attention. And, never drive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. 

Motorcycle Insurance

Staying safe on the road can also mean that you know that you’re protected when something does go wrong. If you get into an accident, is your motorcycle insurance there to help protect you? Each state has its laws for insurance. Make sure that your insurance will adequately protect you if there was an accident. Check out this quick guide to Massachusetts motorcycle insurance. If you have any questions about your insurance, talk to an Encharter agent! We are here to help address all your insurance questions and concerns.

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