Owning a motorcycle is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on fuel costs. However, they can also be extremely dangerous vehicles, especially for new riders. Motorcycles can be extremely difficult to see by other drivers, particularly at night. There are certain safety measures that must be adhered to in order to decrease the chances of getting injured. Getting into an accident on a bike has much more serious consequences than if you were in a car or truck.
That’s why we give kudos to vindy.com for publishing some safety tips and guidelines for new riders. Experienced riders will also get value out of reading the article, as it offers some common sense, yet sometimes forgotten, tips on how to be a safe and courteous driver. Statistics don’t lie: those on motorcycles are more than 30 times more likely to die in a crash, as opposed to being in a car.
Some of the safety tips include buying a bike that you can handle; honing your skills as a driver; and making sure that you invest in quality motorcycle accessories such as a helmet.
Other safety tips include choosing the right gear (no t-shirts or jeans) and watching out for road hazards. Of course, alcohol should be avoided, as should going over the speed limit.