Tips for Safer Motorcycling

Safe Motorcycling... 
"The more you know, the better it gets."

Learn More than 90% of riders involved in accidents had no formal training. Take a Motorcycle RiderCourse® to develop good basic riding techniques.
Get Licensed Nearly half of all motorcycle riders involved in accidents are unlicensed or improperly licensed.
Prepare Wear appropriate gear for comfort and protection.
Be Seen Stand out. Wear bright clothing and use retroreflective material.
Be Awake Fatigue and drowsiness can impair a motorcyclist's ability to react.
Plan When riding in a group, determine your route in advance and coordinate it with the other riders.
Inspect Conduct a safety inspection of your motorcycle before each ride.
Ride Sober Alcohol and other drugs affect judgment and do not mix with motorcycling.
Obey the Law Don't speed; know the local traffic laws and rules of the road.
Be Courteous Be considerate on the road; show courtesy and respect to other drivers.
Improve Take an Experienced RiderCourse® to sharpen your street-riding strategies and accident-avoidance skills.

To find the nearest State-sponsored
Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCourse®, call the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
or visit: external link

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Barbara J. Fiala, Commissioner

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