A Road Review for Motorcycling
Motorcycles are a fun and fuel-efficient way to get around, especially during warmer months, but did you know that motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to die in a crash than people in a car?
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, full pants, and over-the-ankle boots.
Practice Defensive Driving -- Be extra alert to potential dangers, especially during the early part of the season when drivers aren't accustomed to motorcycles. Always maintain a safe following distance, and avoid cars that are making erratic moves.
Pretend You Are Invisible -- Remember that to car drivers, youvirtually 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, but 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 rises to the top.
Learn Proper Techniques -- Take a motorcycle safety course in your area. Beyond the basics skills needed to obtain a motorcycle license, riders need to master evasive emergency maneuvers to stay safe from all the other drivers on the road.
Aquire the Correct Motorcycle Insurance -- Cycle Insurance comes in many different flavors and some companies handle the coverage as the specialty it is and others treat it as just another vehicle insurance policy.
As an independent agency, Taylor and Associates Insurance Agency writes for several different insurance companies that do Motorcycle Insurance. For more information you can give us a call at 937-962-2123, or contact us via email at info@TaylorAGY.com. You can also request your personalized Cycle Insuance quote by clicking here.