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Rider Safety Tips

Rider Safety

Helping bikers prevent crashes before they happen.

The reality of the road won't change - motorcycle accidents can and will happen. But whether an accident was due to automobile driver negligence, a mishap on a slick road, or operator error, there are tips you can follow to drastically limit the chance of an accident.

Motorcycle Riding Gear


If wearing a helmet, do not buy one that does not have a sticke indicating DOT (Department of Transportation) compliance. This means that the helmet meets certain basic impact standards. Make sure you buy a new helmet if you drop your old one on a hard surface or if it sustains a heavy blow, as it may no longer be safe to use.

Buy a helmet that fits comfortably and does not impair your hearing or vision.

Eye Protection

Wear a helmet with a shield, a pair of goggles, or shatterproof glasses.

Make sure your eye protection is clean and unscratched. If your lenses are tinted for riding in the sun, be sure to take some that are clear in case you find yourself riding when dark.

Apparels and Others

Jackets should be made of sturdy material such as denim, nylon, corduroy, or leather. Also, zippered vents allow for breeze to flow through, making jackets comfortable to wear year-round, even in warm weather.

Pants should be made of thick material, such as leather, to resist abrasion.

Gloves should be worn at all times to prevent any injury to hands or fingers.

Wearing raingear makes riding in the rain easier.

Wear over-the-ankle boots made of strong leather to protect your ankles. Also, make sure you buy boots with rubber soles and a good tread design for easy gripping.

Protect your hearing and your ears by wearing disposable foam plugs or reusable custom-molded devices. High visibility gear

Wear brightly colored clothing.

For nighttime riding, wear clothing that reflects light. Or, put reflective strips on your helmet and the backs of your boots.

Carrying a Passenger on Your Motorcycle

Group Riding

Motorcycle Maintenance

On the Road

A good reminder for safe riding in traffic:


Night riding:

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