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Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle Safety and Insurance

Motorcycling can bring drivers closer to nature, but it can also bring drivers closer to each other—and to the road. Motorcyclists need to adhere to a specific set of safety rules when they head out for a ride.

  1. Wear a helmet with a face shield and/or protective eyewear
  2. Stay up to date on changes to the laws and regulations that cover motorcycling where you live and drive. Be aware of the speed limit and how road conditions can affect the rules, like the stopping distance needed in rainy weather.
  3. Get educated and licensed for the vehicle you plan to drive, and periodically take a refresher course to make sure your knowledge stays current.
  4. Wear clothing and gear that can minimize the severity of injury in the event of a crash. Leather clothing, nonskid boots, gloves, and reflective gear can mitigate the damage sustained in an injury and help those with whom you share the road see you before a potential crash.
  5. Always ride with your headlights on for maximum visibility. Signal well in advance of when you plan to turn. Be aware of your position in relation to turning vehicles, and try to avoid riding in the blind spot of another driver.
  6. Drive alert. Don’t drive distracted, tired, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  7. Check your ride to make sure it’s fit for travel. Your tires should be properly inflated, all your lights and signals should be in good working order, and your mirrors, brakes, and horn should all be checked before you head out.

For additional information on motorcycle riding safety, and to obtain the appropriate insurance policy for your motorcycle and riding habits, contact us at Harris Insurance, your local independent insurance agent.

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Information courtesy PIA of Kentucky

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