Columbus, OH, September 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Motorcycles are among the major causes and victims of road accidents. While some riders may escape, there is no telling what can happen in an accident. From injuries to death, motorcycle accidents can be fatal, which is why riders need to have adequate motorcycle insurance
and follow a few safety tips. A recent article released by Insure4USA.com, a leading online insurance service in the US, highlights twelve tips for motorcycle safety. According to Alex, CEO of Insure4USA.com, one of the most important things to check before riding are the tires and tire pressure, brake levers, head and tail lights, and turn indicators. Alex says, "You will be surprised at the amount of accidents that occur due to incorrect tire pressure or tires that are balding. What is equally important is a good helmet. Many injuries can be prevented with a helmet that meets safety standards."
When asked about the choice of helmet Alex says, "A full-face helmet with a shield to protect the eyes and face is essential. Always make sure you buy a new helmet for maximum protection. Wearing protective clothing is equally important. Of course, you need to make sure they suit the weather conditions, but you ought to avoid lightweight pants and shorts." The article also emphasizes the importance of refraining from alcohol when riding. Many accidents are caused due to riding under influence, which impedes the rider's judgment.
It is equally important for riders to be diligent in anticipating movement of traffic and check their mirrors frequently while riding. Wearing bright, reflective clothing also adds to safety. Prior to procuring a license it is important for riders to study the rules. Learning the rules is not simply a means of passing the driving test. Many accidents can be avoided when riders are aware of the rules. Another major cause of motorcycle accidents are dangerous road and weather conditions. The chances of fluid and oil spills can be a cause of fatal accidents where motorcycles can easily skid as the rider loses control.
Sticking to a proper lane and refraining from sharing lane spaces with another vehicle are also important safety precautions. While curves and hairpin bends may sound exciting, they are often the cause of major crashes. Therefore, it is essential to avoid overshooting and riding at high speeds on curves. These safety precautions along with adequate motorcycle insurance go a long way in keeping a rider safe.
To access the full article, readers can go to http://www.insure4usa.com/motorcycle-safety-tips.html