Safety is paramount when riding a motorcycle. Not only because there are no walls protecting you, but because Arizona roads can be very dangerous at certain times of the day. In 2017 there were 127,064 motor vehicle accidents in the state of Arizona, 2,969 involved a motorcycle and 2,317 of those crashes produced injuries. With more drivers on our roads, there is a stronger possibility than ever for an accident. Motorcycle or not, safety is extremely important. We’ve gathered a few tips for you to consider before taking a ride this fall.
- Find a local rider’s course: These courses can be very helpful to first-time riders and seasoned riders. Taking one of these courses may lower your insurances costs too*. Check out MSF’s official website for more information: https://www.msf-usa.org/
- Use reflective tape while driving at night: Similar to the idea of walking at night you should always wear bright colors so others will see you. Reflective tape on your motorcycle is also a great idea if you don’t have bright colored clothing.
- Safety in numbers: Riding with friends is not only fun but can be beneficial if something were to happen.
- Helmets aren’t just for bicycles: Make sure you have the right helmet that also fits you correctly. Wearing a secure helmet can help prevent further injury if you were to get into an accident.
As we approach a new season and the temperatures start to droop, keep these simple tips in mind before hitting the open road. Most importantly, stay sober while operating a vehicle!
If you recently purchased, or are thinking of buying a motorcycle give us a call for a free personalized quote!
*We cannot guarantee a lower insurance rate as your personalized rate is determined by your driving history, the location of residence and many other factors.