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Motorcycle Safety

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With a short riding season, as soon as mild temperatures hit, motorcycle enthusiasts hit the road. Make sure your bike is road ready and cyclists and drivers need to share the road.  

  • Always wear an approved helmet. It's the law. Riders should also wear jackets with the appropriate padding, gloves, pants and boots for better protection in case of a fall or collision
  • Do a thorough check of your bike after a long winter. Check the tires, brakes, head and taillights and oil and fuel levels
  • Approach intersections with caution. Motorcycles can be hard to see so proceed with caution, even if you have the right-of-way
  • Most motorcycle accidents are caused by speeding. Obey posted speed limits and adjust your speed according to road conditions
  • Make sure your motorcycle is right fit for you. Bikes are more powerful and faster than ever so make sure to get one that you can handle
  • Avoid riding in bad weather. Driving conditions can change quickly and create hazardous roadways. If you have to drive in bad weather, slow down and take your time