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Motorcycle SafetyMonthly meetings have a safety presentation and driving safety tips.
It is highly recommended that new riders take a riding and safety course.
Look online for a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) riding course in your area.
It is very important to learn proper motorcycle riding techniques, e.g. pushing bars, don't lean the bike, etc.
Below are 10 tips for riding safety
Don’t buy more bike than you can handle: New bikes are quite powerful
Invest in antilock brakes: antilock brakes are a proven lifesaver
Hone your skills: Take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) riding course
Use your head: Wear a Dot or Snell approved helmet
Wear the right gear: Gear that will protect you from wind chill, flying bugs and debris, and road rash
Be defensive: Motorcycle/car accidents, car drivers are at fault 60 percent of the time so watch those other drivers
Avoid bad weather: Rain makes the roads slippery and can make cornering tricky.
Watch for road hazards: Sand, gravel, wet leaves, or pebbles can cause a bike to slide unexpectedly.
Be ready to ride: Before each ride, do a quick walk-around to check your lights, horn, and directional signals are working properly.
The most important tip is to drive defensively. Keep away from other drivers and keep alert. Be aware of everything around you and
don't ride in a car's blind spot.
Always wear a DOT or Snell approved helmet.