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May Is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds drivers that safe motorcycle riding and driving habits can help save lives.

The main contributing factors to motorcyclist fatalities in a crash are speeding and alcohol use. There are several ways motorcyclists can help ensure a safe ride:

  • Observe traffic laws, including speed limits.
  • Wear high-visibility protective e gear, including DOT-compliant helmets.
  • Avoid distractions while operating any motor vehicle.
  • Ride and drive drug and alcohol-free.

Look Twice Save a Life

Motorists must remember that motorcyclists have the same rights as any motor vehicle operator. However, they are typically smaller than vehicles, making them more vulnerable to injuries in an accident. Motorcyclists are statistically 27 times more likely to die in an accident than other motorists.

Rider education and training can help contribute to increased safety for motorcyclists. Some insurers provide discounts for rider education course completion. Call your agent to review your auto and motorcycle insurance coverages and get more information about driver and rider education opportunities.

By Zywave, Inc.

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