Motorcycle / motor vehicle crashes often occur when motor vehicle drivers fail to exercise safe driving practices. There are, however, a number of steps motorcyclists can take to prevent injury. Join us this month as we promote motorcycle safety and encourage safe driving!
Expert Tip from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
BE SURE YOUR MOTORCYCLE IS SAFE
- Before every ride, you should check the tire pressure and tread depth, hand and foot brakes, headlights and signal indicators, and fluid levels. You should also check under the motorcycle for signs of oil or gas leaks. If you’re carrying cargo, you should secure and balance the load on the cycle; and adjust the suspension and tire pressure to accommodate the extra weight.
- If you’re carrying a passenger, he or she should mount the motorcycle only after the engine has started; should sit as far forward as possible, directly behind you; and should keep both feet on the foot rests at all times, even when the motorcycle is stopped.
-National Safety Coucil