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Motorcycle Safety Tips

With summer upon us, we all need to make sure we are aware of motorcycle safety.  Following are some good tips to follow:

  1. Keep a gap between you and cars – When riding or even driving, it is imperative to keep a safe distance between you and any other vehicle, especially when riding at higher speeds on the highway.
  2. Look ahead and scan beyond – Keeping a watchful eye on the surrounding environment will minimize risks.
  3. Assume people don’t see you – Exercising extreme caution will help you to make better decisions that will ensure your safety.  Making gestures and movements as if people can’t see you, such as exaggerated hand signals will get you noticed.
  4. Pay Attention – No matter the condition of the road or how many other vehicles are in the vicinity, always pay attention to the road.  Watching the road for possible dangers can give you precious time to react in the best way to avoid any collisions or potential dangers.  It only takes a matter of seconds for an accident to occur.

Let’s all have a safe and fun motorcycle season!