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Motorcycle Safety: Before You Ride Your Motorcycle Checklist

before you ride your motorcycle checklist

Riding a motorcycle can be not only be fun, but a convenient and money-saving form of transportation. However, motorcyclists face high levels of risk while driving, notably motorcycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,985 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2018. Because motorcyclists and their passengers are extremely exposed while driving, increasing their risk of injuries in the event of an accident, it is important for motorcycle riders to take every caution before they take off to make sure their equipment, passengers, and themselves are equipped and road-ready. To read through the NHTSA's safety tips to remember before you ride your motorcycle, look through our infographic checklist below! 
motorcycle safety before you ride checklist

before you ride, prepare for the road

Double-checking the safety of your equipment and passengers could mean the difference between a motorcycle accident and a fun, evening ride. Before your next ride, look through our motorcycle safety checklist with tips provided by the NHTSA and learn how to take safety measures even before you take to the road!

1. Look over your motorcycle

Check your motorcycle's tire pressure, tread depth, hand and foot brakes, headlights, signal indicators, and fluid levels to make sure your bike is road ready.
Look Over Your Motorcycle
Check for Oil and Gas Leaks

2. check for oil and gas leaks

An oil or gas leak can quickly lead to an accident. Double check your motorcycle for oil and gas leaks before you take off.

3. secure cargo

Carrying cargo can impact your balance as you ride. Make sure your cargo is secured safely, balance the load, and adjust the suspension and tire pressure of the bike to accommodate for the extra weight.
Secure Cargo
Ensure Your Passenger's Safety

4. ensure your passenger's safety

Your passenger's safety is crucial! Remind your passenger to keep their legs and feet away from the muffler, wear a helmet to always keep both feet on the foot rests, and to hold onto your hips firmly.

stay safe, defy the statistics!

Being aware of the rules of the road and taking proper safety precautions can help you and others prevent motorcycle accidents and defy the statistics. According to the NHTSA, motorcyclists are about 28 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash, so it is important to take every safety measure on a motorcycle. Stay safe, be aware, and defy the statistics the next time you take to the road on you motorcycle!
Stay Safe Defy the Statistics

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