13 Motorcycle Safety Tips to Get You Home Safely

What can WE collectively do as a group of “vulnerable” road users to increase motorcycle safety for riders – and make sure we get home safe after EVERY ride?

Motorcycle safety tipsTaken from a recent FaceBook chat I facilitated on Motorcycle Mojo Magazine’s page, these riders weigh in with their recommendations.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

 

  1. Danielle Simons-Dowd. I feel that I am one of the coolest chicks in the world!! There fore I wear my super duper cool bright green safety vest , over my super duper cool leathers (actually a few of us sport the high viz stuff and YOU can too:) And also, ride it like you own it, not stole it.

 

  1. Oliver Kadrija. Preach safety till ears bleed

 

  1. Tom Moreau. Ride like your life depended on it.

 

  1. Roni Van Der Velden-Clark. education and awareness for riders and drivers needs to be part of the learning process … we need to make devices disappear in the car and train new drivers and riders to see and be seen… too often you hear when talking about something that has taken place the words “I didn’t see him” focus on the task at hand.. getting to the destination in one piece and not causing any harm to oneself or another in the process.

 

  1. Roni Van Der Velden-Clark. a wise instructor told me once that If I have to lock up the brakes on my bike it is my fault.

 

  1. Chris Townson. Stop riding like a criminal escaping from a bank robbery.

 

  1. Darlene Duncan. As a group we need to participate in motorcycle awareness programs, drive well and be conspicuous in every way. We have to accept that we are vulnerable and drive defensively and continue upgrading our skills so we are always at the top of our game. Again being hyper vigilant and always asking ourselves if we could have done anything better or differently every time we go out.

 

  1. Robert Martin. Stay together, be alert, establish safety alarms or signals before and during the ride.

 

  1. Glenn Ranger. Keep your skills honed and sharp.

 

  1. Ian Smith. Educate car drivers.

 

  1. Arlene Murphy. Awareness / common sense /courteous/ and Mostly Patience behind the wheel either it be on 2 or 4 or 18 wheels are top priority in my book , no need to be in a rush to die!

 

  1. YouMotorcycle.To answer this question I would have to first feel vulnerable on a motorcycle… I never ride beyond my limits, and while I do ride aggressively, I always keep just a little bit of skill left so I can react / escape / recover instantly.

 

  1. YouMotorcycle. I think the most important thing I need to remember, and maybe others can take note of this, is that after age 30, your neurons begin to decrease. That means your reflexes begin to decrease. I’ve been riding since I was a teen. How I ride now, and how I plan on riding 5 years from now once I reach “the age of decline”, are two very different ways. I’ll get my fun in while I’m in my prime.

 

Do you have any additions? Post them in the comments below. The next chat will be October 10 @ 7:00 p.m. ET. Just go to Mojo’s FB page and join in!

 

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2 comments on “13 Motorcycle Safety Tips to Get You Home Safely
  1. Jessica Lee says:

    Great tips, but let me add this one: never forget to wear your protective gear whenever you are riding. ALWAYS wear your helmet and Kevlar jeans. They will definitely come handy–trust me, I’ve been in a couple accidents but I was wearing helmet and Kevlar jeans so I wasn’t injured at all. If you are worried that wearing those protective gear will ruin your style, worry no more. There are lots of Kevlar jeans in the market that looks very stylish! I found some on Google and you can check them out here: http://www.s3performance.com.au/kevlar-jeans-c-2_38_40.html Hope I helped!

    • lizjansen says:

      Great reminder for the wisdom in wearing full protective gear ANY time we’re riding. There are lots of choices. Thanks Jessica.

      Liz

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