Unfortunately motorcycle accident statistics
are grimmer than people may realize. With
more and more people taking up riding,
accident reports have become more and more
common. There are many factors that can
contribute to or lead into a motorcycle
accident. To help you minimize your risks,
weíve put together a simple list of ways to
help keep you riding safely.
1. Always inspect your bike. Motorcycle
maintenance is always important when it
comes to safety on the road. Take a
Motorcycle Safety Foundation course to learn
some basic skills.
2. Always wear protective gear. Helmet is
most important as most motorcycle fatalities
are a result of head injuries. Full leather
garb is also highly recommended, along with
boots and gloves.
3. Riderís Safety Course. This is great to
do to help prepare you for what may happen
on the open road. It can also help keep your
4. Never drink and ride. With a whole lot
less protection on a motorcycle it is
absolutely vital that you do not drink and
5. Always be awake and alert. If you feel
tired or sleepy in any way, you should
definitely make it a point to pull off
somewhere for some fresh air or even a cat
6. Making sure youíre visible or heard. Try
to come up with some tricks to make you
visible to other drivers. Whether it is
using your signals, horn or any other
combination can potentially be life saving.
7. Watch your speed. Speeding has always
been one of the major factors behind
motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Be wise
and slow it down.
8. Vision check up. Problems with your
eyesight can obviously play a huge role in
motorcycle accidents. Since there are many
factors that can play tricks on your eye,
itís important that you get your eyesight
9. Be honest. It always pays to be honest
with yourself. If you know it is time to
give up motorcycle riding then do so. The
things you could suffer or lose is
ultimately not worth it.