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Motorcycles are quite the scary vehicles, especially for new riders, so it’s important to know everything you can about your safety.

Motorcycles are fast, fun, and very fuel efficient, which makes them fairly popular. This isn’t news to anyone that’s ridden one, but neither is the fact that they are way more dangerous than an automobile. The reality is that motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a crash than their car-driving counterparts. And that’s just for experienced motorcyclists! The numbers are even scarier for new riders. If you find yourself in the latter group, fret not. Here are some motorcycle safety tips every rider should utilize to have a better chance at enjoying the open road.

Wear a helmet. There is so much evidence supporting the hypothesis that wearing a helmet saves lives and prevents serious brain injury. While craniums may be considered hard, at high speeds your head will prove it isn’t so tough when compared to the solidness of concrete.

Wear the proper gear. Gloves, jackets, pants, and boots should all be in your inventory when it comes to riding. In addition, make sure these items are reflective to make sure that motorists have a better chance at seeing you at night.

Avoid bad weather. Slippery conditions reduce your margin for error. Rain cuts visibility in the same way it does in cars, only this time you have no windshield wipers so the rain drops stay and keep pummeling your helmet visor. Rain also lessens the grip your tires have on the road which may prove to be fatal if a sudden stop is required.

Being safe on the road can only get you so far. Yes, you may be the safest motorcyclist in the world, but can you say the same for the car driving next to you? The proper motorcycle insurance policy will make sure you are covered if an accident does happen. When it comes to finding the right coverage, contact HBT Insurance. Serving Auburn, South King County, and surrounding Washington areas, we will work with you to find the policy you deserve!

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