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Craig Kelley
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My Take on Motorcycle Safety

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Motorcycling is inherently a dangerous sport. That danger, and the risk associated with it, can be managed.
Safety should start in the showroom, where sales people should question a rider’s experience.
Dealers should talk to new riders/customers about the size of bike that they would recommend based on experience.

My Recommended Motorcycle safety tips

Motorcyclists have to look in the mirror and take it upon themselves to learn the right ways to ride.

You need to get proficient in braking. You need to get proficient in cornering. You need to get VERY proficient in keeping track of what’s going on around you.

There are some pretty simple ways to minimize risk while riding a motorcycle.

First, know your limits as a rider. Second, understand how your bike will perform on the road. And third, understand your surroundings and always be on the lookout for possible hazards on the road and in traffic.

Here are some other tips from the Motorcycle Safety Federation: Make sure your bike is properly maintained and dress for safety, and be mindful of other vehicles and road conditions.

Baby Boomers can bemore likely to crash these days.

Maybe you have ridden 20-30 years ago and you get on one of today’s motorcycles and they’ve got so much more power and weight than you have ever been used to, and you just get themselves into trouble!.

That’s why he said whether you’re a young rider or want to ride like you’re young, it’s a good idea to learn how to handle your bike and avoid unnecessary risks.

TAKE BOTH the introductory Motorcycle Safety Course (which also gets you your motorcycle license) AND the Experienced Rider Course after you complete the first course. You will be GLAD you did.