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Motorcycle safety tips for new riders

Motorcycle Safety Tips

There are lots of advantage in riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are fun and fuel efficient. But  they’re also way more dangerous than a car.

According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a  motorcycle crash than people in a car.

How to avoid this? The key to optimizing your odds is to be prepared and avoid risks.

Here are some more tips to help you  stay safe while riding your bikes:

1. Don’t buy more bike than you can handle.

2. Invest in anti-lock brakes.

3. Hone your skills.  The Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers riding courses that will teach the basic riding practices, as well as advanced techniques.

4. Use your head. Riders without a helmet are 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury in a crash.

5. Wear the right gear. Use leather or reinforced jacket, gloves, full pants and over-the-ankle footwear, even in summer. You also need to buy eye protection or a motorcycle rain suit during the rainy season.

6. Be defensive. You need to be extra alert.

7. Avoid bad weather. If you need to ride in the rain wear a one-piece motorcycle rain suit or two-piece rain suits.

8. Watch for road hazards. Bumps and potholes can pose serious danger when riding a bike.

9. Be ready to roll.  Before you ride,check the chain, belt or shaft and the brakes. And inspect the tires for wear and make sure they’re set at the proper pressure.

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