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Preventative safety tips for motorcyclists

On Behalf of | Jul 29, 2022 | Car Accidents |

There are few things better than taking your bike out. However, as a motorcycle owner, you know the dangers of the lifestyle. According to the Georgia Department of Driver Services, motorcyclists represent a disproportionate share of traffic fatalities.

See below for some motorcycle safety tips to protect yourself on the road. Even if you already do a great job, you can always try to improve your driving habits.

Always plan for the weather

This is an easy one that every rider should know. The weather is one of the most significant causes of accidents that do not involve other vehicles. Riding in good weather conditions is especially important if you go out alone.

Educate yourself

Though not the most exciting prospect, a safety course might help you know how to react during unpredictable situations. Investing in your safety is always a good idea, so look up a good motorcycle safety course near you.

Invest in gear

Proper gear can significantly reduce the injuries you suffer if the worst should happen. Always check to ensure the equipment you wear is Georgia DOT approved and create multiple layers of protection that you can adjust according to the weather.

Check your bike every time

Finally, create an inspection checklist and go over it every time before you drive. You see a lot of passenger vehicles on the road that are poorly maintained. This is not an option for motorcyclists. Check all the essentials before hitting the road every time.

You cannot always prevent unexpected accidents. However, you can put yourself in the best possible position to handle worst-case scenarios and avoid potential damage and suffering.