Riding a motorcycle, you are far more likely to get in an accident and far more likely to get hurt than if you are driving a car. According to The US Highway Safety Authority, in 2021, 20.2 cars out of 100,000 ended up in fatal crashes. The rate for motorcycles is 66.7 per 100,000.
Don’t sell your motorcycle; just keep safety in mind. Here are a few ideas to make your riding safe and enjoyable. Before you hit the road, complete a safety check.
- Check lights and brakes
- Check fuel levels
- Make sure mirrors are adjusted to you
- Follow speed limits
- Don’t drive impaired
- Don’t weave through traffic
- Brake smart
A motorcycle rider not wearing a helmet is 40% more likely to sustain a fatal head injury in a crash than a rider without a helmet. When cars and motorcycles collide, it’s usually because the driver of the car never saw the motorcyclist. With more and bigger cars on the road, you need to take extra steps to become more visible.