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