Friday, May 16, 2008

May Is Motorcycle Safety Month

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist may be 35 times more likely than a passenger in a car to die in a traffic crash. And often, it’s because a driver did not see the motorcycle.

May is Motorcycle Safety Month, and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) wants to remind you always make sure you stay in plain view of other drivers. Taking a few simple precautions could help make sure you stay on top of your bike:

Always keep your headlights on.

Always signal your intent to turn or change lanes.

Always wear the proper clothing and safety gear.

The MSF has created the SEE system—an easy to remember checklist to keep in mind every time you get on your bike. SEARCH, EVALUATE, EXECUTE.

For more information on how you can stay safe on your motorcycle, check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s website. Also, check out the NHTSA’s site for even more motorcycle safety tips.

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