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Let’s face it, motorcycle riding is dangerous, and for a number of reasons. Some riders simply do not have enough riding experience and will get into an accident due to their own fault. Other, more experienced riders will get into an accident usually due to another driver’s fault.

Regardless of whether a motorcycle accident is the rider or the driver’s fault, the injuries are usually very serious. Motorcycle riders literally have no barrier between their physical bodies and the elements, including other vehicles.

Here are some safety tips for all motorcycle riders:

1. Know Your Motorcycle and How to Handle it

Take a motorcycle driving course. Click here to sign up for the Live Free Ride Alive training course offered by the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program.

Read the manufacturer’s manual.

Know the rules of the road.

Know how your motorcycle handles in all weather conditions before taking it out.

2. Visibility is Critical

Other drivers often have difficulty seeing motorcycles, much less reacting to them.

Turn your headlights on, day and night.

Wear reflective clothing.

Use your horn.

3. Appropriate Clothing Can Prevent Some Injuries

Always wear a good quality helmet. Read about Pennsylvania motorcycle helmet laws.

Always wear eye gear.

Wear leather or other thick clothing.

 

4. Defensive Driving Can Prevent Accidents

Be aware of your surroundings.

Give yourself space and time to react.

Do not ride when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Do not speed.

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