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As a beginner, what can I do to stay safe on my motorcycle?

On Behalf of | Mar 30, 2017 | Motorcycle Accidents |

Whether you are a beginner or perhaps taking up riding again after a long break, it may be tempting to hit the road in Allenhurst without putting much thought into it. However, if you want to remain safe on your motorcycle and decrease your chances of being seriously injured in an accident, you may want to take a more thoughtful approach. Here are some tips for riding your motorcycle if you are new or out of practice.

If you lack any recent experience on a bike, Consumer Reports advises that it may be helpful to take a course in order to brush up on your skills. Doing so may give you the knowledge and confidence to handle a variety of situations on the road. It may also be wise to make sure that you have all the proper equipment you need for riding. This includes appropriate clothing and a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation.

You should also use common sense every time you get on your motorcycle. Keeping aware of things like road hazards, weather conditions and the presence of other vehicles can go a long way toward preventing a crash.

Finally, you should make sure that your bike is a good fit. You should be able to ride comfortably on it and be able to handle its weight. You may also want to purchase a motorcycle with anti-lock brakes, as it has been shown that deadly crashes are 37 percent less likely to occur for riders who have anti-lock brakes. This is provided as general information on this topic and should not be considered legal advice.