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Motorcycle Safety Equals Personal Safety

By Steve Francis

If you ride or have ever ridden a motorcycle, then you have experienced the feeling of total freedom. A motorcycle of today is so easy to ride all you really have to do is keep your balance and hang on. Well, it may not be quite that simple. There are a few variables that come into play such as weather, road conditions, and other motorists. Of the three just mentioned, which do you think is the most important? If you said other motorists, you are correct.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration nearly half of all motorcyle fatalities were caused by a crash with another vehicle. Half of those involved alcohol and a little over a third involved speeding. Now if someone pulls out in front of you, there's not much you can do about that. The alcohol and speeding are well within a person's control, so that is on that person and nobody else.

The term "motorcycle safety" is overused. I prefer personal safety. After all, I can replace the motorcycle. I can't replace myself or my passenger quite that easily. With that thought, I offer the following. Nothing new, just a few things that could save a life.

Be very careful when entering an intersection and be especially alert for someone turning left in front of you. Always be prepared to take evasive action. Be aware when riding with the sun at your back. Even with your headlight on, don't assume the approaching motorist can see you. Be careful when taking curves because we all know what a little loose gravel can do. Don't drink and ride a motorcycle.

These are just a few reminders that never hurt to be mentioned from time to time. Oh yes. There is something else. Always wear protective clothing and a helmet. It's amazing what they can do for you.

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