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It's spring again! This time of year is when many motorcyclists start taking to the road. After the long, cold winter, many riders are eager to start taking their bikes out, so we need to be particularly diligent at this time, and all others, of motorcyclists and be informed so we can better protect ourselves on the road.

Did you know that 46% of all motorcycle crashes occur at intersections? Or that, on average, three motorcyclists are killed every day in the U.S. as a result of multi-vehicle crashes? Rider safety and awareness is a growing concern. We must be doing what we can to make sure we're being safe on the road.

Before you hit the road after a long winter, give your bike the once-over:
· Test the lights, brakes, and turn signals.
· Check the oil and fuel levels.
  • Make sure the mirrors are positioned correctly.
  • Check the cables to make sure they aren't worn or frayed.
When you are riding, there's not much between you and the pavement, and if something was to go wrong, you want to be wearing the best protective gear possible:
  • Pick a high-quality helmet that fits well. If it doesn't have a face shield, wear goggles or glasses with safety lenses.
  • Pick riding gear in bright colors - brighter colors will help other drivers see you better.
  • Wear durable non-slip gloves.
  • Invest in boots or sneakers that cover your ankles.
While you're on the road, be sure that you are driving responsibly. Here are a few things to always be conscious of:
  • Always wear a helmet that fits right. Pick one that has the DOT label, which shows that it meets federal safety standards.
  • Know your bike's limits.
  • Stick to the speed limit.
  • Don't tailgate other vehicles.
  • Use your signals.
  • Be respectful of other drivers. Don't weave through traffic or drive on the shoulder.
  • Make sure other drivers can see you. Don't ride in blind spots and always use your headlights.
  • Brake smart. Use both brakes at the same time, slow and steady.
Use these tips to help keep you and your family safe as you take your motorcycle out this spring, and keep them in mind as you're on the road throughout the year. For more safety tips, visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's website here. <www.msf-usa.org>

Feel free to share these with your friends and family who are riders too. Together we can all stay safe on the road, be informed, and drive responsibly.

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