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Motorcycle Safety Tips for New Riders


Throughout his life, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal of Wilkes-Barre, PA, has enjoyed a passion for motorcycling. He has also attended the Roar to the Shore motorcycle rally and understands the importance of motorcycle safety. Relied upon by motorcyclists like Daniel Hohal and others, the following safety tips can prevent accidents and injury.

Above all else, make sure you have the right gear for riding. A good helmet is a must, as are leathers that will protect you should you come off the bike. Don’t sacrifice safety for being “cool” on the bike.

You also need to pay attention to the bike you purchase and be sure of your own abilities. Buying more than you can handle increases the chances of accidents.

Be wary around other vehicles and understand that cars have blind spots. Trying to overtake another vehicle at inopportune moments is a mistake. This is particularly true when pulling out of junctions.

Finally, don’t take the bike out in inclement weather. Wet roads create more hazards for riders, and you don’t have the secondary protection afforded by a car should you lose control of the bike.

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