We're discussing all things spring on our blog lately. Colder weather may still be here, but it won't be for long. Our personal lines insurance for home and auto will keep you safe any time of year, and our motorcycle policies will keep you safe through riding season.We're discussing all things spring on our blog lately. Colder weather may still be here, but it won't be for long. Our personal lines insurance for home and auto will keep you safe any time of year, and our motorcycle policies will keep you safe through riding season.
Did you know that motorcyclists are much more likely to be seriously injured or even killed in a crash versus people in cars? Seems like a given, right? Regardless of the danger, thousands of bikers will be hitting the road soon. Motorcycle safety and the right safety equipment can go a long way to keeping you safe.
Motorcycles are awesome. I know that. They're fun. They're loud. They're fast. They get great gas mileage. We know there are a lot of positives. There are a lot of risks to get those positives as well. Motorcyclists are over 30 times more probable to die in an accident that drivers or passengers of vehicles. Even the most experienced rider needs a refresher here and there.
Here are some quick tips to keep you safe this season:
Stay easily visible: It can be difficult to see a motorcyclist. Drivers have always struggled to stay alert and smartphones and texting have made it more perilous. One of the most important things you can do is stay out of blind spots. Keep your lights on even during the day. Wear bold, bright colors (I know black leather is the go-to). Reflective materials are even better.
Safety First: Wear a helmet. Even if your state doesn't require it, your family and friends deserve it. Wear a helmet. The only thing between you and the pavement is the equipment you're wearing. A brain injury or worse isn't worth the risk. Stay safety minded always and keep your bike well maintained. Don't ride in bad weather unless absolutely necessary. Stay alert and always be defensive on the road.
There you go. Just a few tips to get you started on an amazing and safe motorcycle season. If you're paying too much for motorcycle insurance, or you want better service, call us for a quick quote. You'll be glad you did.