June 20, 2018 | Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle enthusiasts through Indianapolis are undoubtedly happy that the cold winter months are firmly behind us and are getting their bikes out of the garage for the first time in months. Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable motorists on the road, however, so consider some safety tips before your first ride of the season.
Months in storage can be hard on any motor vehicle, and motorcycles are no exception. For this reason, have your bike thoroughly inspected before you take it out. Checked out your bike’s tire pressure, headlamps, taillights, turn signals, and brakes. Making sure your motorcycle is in good condition is the first step in making sure you are as safe as possible when you ride.
As we all know, Indianapolis summers can become hot, and heat can tempt motorcyclists to wear less protective gear when they ride in an effort to stay cool. Fortunately, protective motorcycle gear is specifically designed to help riders stay comfortable in hot temperatures. These items include specially designed helmets, gloves, vests, pants, and more. An investment in gear you actually want to wear during the summer months can help keep you safe in the unfortunate event that you are in a wreck.
Indiana can have extremely volatile weather in the summer, including strong thunderstorms and high winds that can make roads slick and visibility poor. Always check the weather forecast before going out on your bike and avoid riding in inclement weather whenever possible. If you do get stuck in a storm, do not hesitate to get off of the road and take shelter until it passes.
Even a small amount of alcohol can harm your ability to ride, however, so never drink and ride your motorcycle.
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