Whether you’re driving a car or a motorcycle, the rules of the road
are the same but driving a motorcycle requires different skills than a
car and a few extra steps to make sure you stay safe on the road.
Follow our five motorcycle safety tips below and make sure your next
ride goes smoothly.
Wear a helmet with a face shield or eyewear at all times.
Did you know that if there’s an accident, a motorcycle rider not
wearing a helmet is five times more likely to sustain a head injury?
Making sure you have a properly fitting helmet to protect against a
head injury is one of the most important safety tips for anyone on a
Make sure you have the appropriate gear to minimize injuries.
Like a helmet, making sure you wear the appropriate gear is important
too. Leather clothing, nonskid shoes or boots, and gloves can all help
protect you from being injured in the event of an accident. If you
know you’ll be driving after sunset, you may also want to consider
wearing something reflective or attaching reflective tape to your
clothing to make sure other drivers can see you at night.
Watch out for other drivers and do not assume that they see you.
Did you know that over half of all accidents involving a motorcycle
are caused by a vehicle driver violating the motorcycle driver’s right
of way? It’s important to do what you can to ensure that other drivers
know you’re on the road with them. Ride with your headlights on, avoid
blind spots, signal in advance before you change lanes or turn, keep
your eyes on the road and look out for turning vehicles.
Don’t ride drowsy and always ride sober.
Making sure you stay safe on the road requires your full attention.
Driving while drowsy can impair your ability to react while on the
road so get a good night’s sleep and make sure you’re well rested
before taking off. It’s also important to make sure you don’t drink
and ride. Just like it isn’t safe to operate a vehicle after drinking,
you shouldn’t ride a motorcycle either. The safety of you and those
around you depends on it.
Make sure you have the proper insurance for your ride.
We want you to have a safe ride, but we understand accidents happen
and that’s where we come in. Make sure you have the right insurance
for your needs, before you hit the road. Our team will review your
entire situation and help you find a policy that offers the coverage
you need at a price that works for you. Contact
your local Acceptance agent
today and let us go to work protecting you!