Motorcycles are inherently more dangerous than cars. They have no cage for protection, no crumple zones or airbags, and no advanced safety features. Their two wheels make them very susceptible to poor road conditions such as wetness and slickness. Also, because of their size, other drivers can have a hard time gauging how far away they are or how fast they are going. Motorcyclists are more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than automobile drivers, and motorcycle fatalities continue to rise.
For all these reasons, motorcyclists must be especially aware of their surroundings and be willing to practice motorcycle safety every time they take to the roads. While all drivers need to be careful and conscientious while sharing the road, motorcyclists must be particularly careful. Here are some tips to keep in mind while you’re out on a motorcycle:
- Keep your safety training in mind. The safety lessons they taught you before you received your license were not just for the fun of the instructors.
- Err on the side of caution. Don’t take unnecessary risks while riding your motorcycle.
- Wear proper safety gear. Wearing a full-face helmet, gloves, a jacket, safety pants, and boots can drastically reduce injuries and fatalities among motorcycle riders.