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Motorcycle Safety Tips


The high speeds and open nature of a motorcycle means that riding will be dangerous. Motorcycle crashes are more deadly than passenger car crashes. However, this doesn't mean you have to stop riding. Fatality rates are down over the past few years because motorcyclists are becoming more aware of proper motorcycle safety. To stay safe during your ride, follow these tips:


  • Wear a helmet. The absolute best way of protecting your safety on the road is wearing a helmet. 41% of riders who died in 2009 weren't wearing helmets. Many states don't have laws enforcing helmet use, but this shouldn't make you lazy about wearing one. Even if you're only going on a short trip, wear a helmet. It could save your life.


  • Maintain the tires. Tire treads on motorcycles wear down quickly due to high speeds and rough asphalt. Worn-out tires can lead to loss of control and accidents. Check your tires to see if they need to be replaced. Be sure to keep the air pressure in your tires optimal as well.


  • Check the mirrors. Mirrors are very important when driving a motorcycle. To drive safely, you must be able to see where you're going and what's behind you. It's easy for the driver of a fast-moving care to miss a motorcycle when looking at the road. It's therefore very important for motorcycle drivers to maintain awareness. Mirrors are key. Don't drive if your mirrors are missing or broken, and keep them clean.


For more information about motorcycle safety and comfort, visit Butty Buddy's website.



Past Blog Entries

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Getting Your Motorcycle License

Choosing a Motorcycle Helmet

Preparing For Your Motorcycle Road Trip

The Best Routes for Long Distance Motorcycle Rides

Ride for a Reason - Motorcycle Charity Rides

Early Versions of the Passenger Seat

Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riding with a Passenger

How to be Safe Riding at Night

All Motorcycle Passenger Seat Pads Aren't Equal



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