The air is warmer.
The sun is in the sky longer.
The birds are singing.
The grass is visible after a winter spent under a blanket of white.
Spring is finally here and it’s time to get your motorcycle out of storage, tune it up and hit the road. Before you venture out, please keep the following tips in mind to ensure your safety while enjoying yourself spring and beyond.
1. Take a Safety Course
If you haven’t taken a safety course before, we highly recommend it. You can’t control what other drivers do, but you can control whether you are being as safe as possible on the roads. If you took a course long ago, it may be time for a refresher.
2. Wear the Right Gear
The most important piece of gear you can wear is a properly-fitted helmet. You only get one brain, so it is crucial to protect your noggin. Helmets and other safety gear is more stylish than ever; you don’t have to sacrifice any mojo to stay safe.
3. Inspect Your Bike
Make sure your tires are in good shape, your brakes are fully functional and that all your lights are working. Bad drivers are difficult enough to deal with; you don’t need to add the complications of a faulty bike.
4. Obey the Traffic Rules
This goes without saying but we’ll say it anyway. Signal your turns, stop at stop signs and yield where appropriate. You can’t control what others do, but you can make sure you’re as predictable as possible by following the rules as posted.
5. Stay Visible!
Wear bright colors where you can and make sure your lights are shining bright before you head out for a nighttime ride.
We’ll add a sixth tip. If you follow these tips and still manage to hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, make sure you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. It can make all the difference in your recovery.