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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
1-800-446-9227
 
or visit: http://www.msf-usa.org/ 

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor
Theresa L. Egan, Executive Deputy Commissioner

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