A Road Review for Motorcyclists (by Greenleaf Financial and Insurance Services Inc.)

September 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm  •  Posted in Featured Articles, Insurance & Legal Insights by

Motorcycles are a fun and fuel-efficient way to get around, especially during warmer months, but did safety should always be a priority to anyone that rides a motorcycle. Before you put the rubber to the road, take a moment to review these basic motorcycling safety tips.

Wear Protective Gear: Always wear the proper riding gear, even for short trips, including a helmet with visor or goggles, leather or reinforced jacket, gloves, pants, and over-the-ankle boots.


Practice Defensive Driving: Be extra alert to potential dangers. Always maintain a safe following distance, and avoid cars that are making erratic moves.


Pretend You Are Invisible: Remember that to car drivers, you virtually disappear on the road. Be as conspicuous as possible by wearing bright clothing and riding with your headlights on, and always position yourself in the best spot to be seen.


Avoid Bad Road Conditions: Avoid bad weather when possible. If you do get caught in changing conditions, be gentle with the brakes, throttle and steering, as the most dangerous time is right after precipitation begins when oil residue on roads rises to the top.


Learn Proper Techniques: Take a motorcycle safety course in your area. Beyond the basic skills needed to obtain a motorcycle license, riders need to master evasive emergency maneuvers to stay safe from all of the other drivers on the road.

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