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June 14, 2012 - Kim Collette
Ahhh....It's definitely that time of the year. Wind in your face....sun beaming down.....It is indeed motorcycle season. Listen, no one needs to tell you that riding is tons of fun. And, yes, it is at times a risky behavior. There have already been a lot of accidents this year, so I thought this would be a good time to blog about some safety tips for everyone on the road.
After a long cold winter, here are a few simple things bikers can check out. Test the lights, brakes and turn signals. Check oil and fuel levels. Check your mirrors. Check cables to make sure they aren't worn or frayed. When you are out on the road, let's be honest, there are a lot of stuff out there bigger than a bike. But, here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe this summer. Always wear a helmet. Drive the speed limit. Don't tailgate. Use turn signals. Be a respectful driver, don't weave through traffic or drive on the shoulder. Definitely make sure other drivers can see you. Don't ride in blind spots. Always use headlights. And brake smart.
For my non-bike riding friends, I found this post on Facebook and have to share. Instead of telling someone who rides a motorcycle how dangerous it is....Look twice before switching lanes, making turns or pulling out of a driveway......Stay on your side of the road, especially in corners....Don't follow too closely....Keep your eyes on the road and off your cell phones...this truly is life or death!!!
So in honor of summer. Let the bikers enjoy the freedom of the road and the ride. Let's keep all riders safe. They are our friends, family members, neighbors, and co-workers. Follow motorcycle safety tips, share the road, drive safely and have a great summer!
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