Operating a motorcycle takes different skills than driving a car; however, the laws of the road apply to every driver just the same. A combination of consistent education, regard for traffic laws and basic common sense can go a long way in helping reduce the amount of fatalities involved in motorcycle accidents on a yearly basis. It’s important to understand some basic motorcycle safety tips and regulations.
Wearing a helmet is the best way to protect against severe head injuries. A motorcycle rider not wearing a helmet is five times more likely to sustain a critical head injury.
Make sure to wear protective gear and clothing that will minimize the amount of injuries in case of an accident or a skid. Wearing leather clothing, boots with nonskid soles, and gloves can protect your body from severe injuries. Consider attaching reflective tape to your clothing to make it easier for other drivers to see you. See and be Seen.
Obey the speed limit; the faster you go the longer it will take you to stop.
Be Courteous, Disciplined, Respectful, Hygienic, Alert, Awake, Aware, Responsible, Resilient, Vigilant, Proactive, Careful, Cautious and Arrive Alive.