Now that the weather has grown warmer, motorcyclists will likely get back on the road to enjoy the lovely days. Though riding is exhilarating for many, it can also be very dangerous.
Here are three tips to help keep you safe as you get back on your bike this summer.
1. Wear protective gear
Before hopping on your bike, ensure that you put on appropriate safety gear. This includes wearing bright colors so other drivers can see you easily. You can also consider wearing a helmet, which is optional in Connecticut. Full-face helmets provide coverage for your entire face and head. Additional safety items include long pants and jackets made of strong fabric, gloves and boots.
2. Follow the rules of the road
Remember that you are operating a motorized vehicle and remain aware of your surroundings and the other vehicles on the road. Obey all traffic laws for your safety and the safety of others on the roadway. Refrain from weaving in and out of lanes even when you have the room to do so.
3. Maintain your motorcycle properly
Failure to maintain your motorcycle properly could lead to wrecks. Regularly check the tire pressure and replace the tires at the appropriate intervals. Change the oil as recommended by the manufacturer and keep your motorcycle clean. Having your bike checked out by a professional before you begin riding for the year can help you ensure it stays in optimal condition for your enjoyment.
Though motorcycles serve as a source of fun they can also lead to serious injury when not utilized properly. Ride yours with the safety of everyone in mind.