April 24, 2013
Colorado experienced a bitter winter, and many of the state’s motorcyclists are anxious to get their bikes back out on the road. With the volume of motorcycles set to spike, the number of Colorado Motorcycle Accidents is expected to rise as well. However, motorcyclists and motorists can decrease their chance of a crash by following a few simple safety tips.
For motorcyclists, the first and most important thing to remember is to wear a helmet at all times! Wearing eye protection, heavy gloves, a sturdy jacket, and high-rise boots can also prove beneficial.
Once a rider has all the necessary safety equipment, it’s vital that motorcyclists gain some experience riding before taking a bike on the street. In an effort to help educate riders, the Colorado Department of Transportation sponsors a campaign called “Live To Ride”. The program offers a training course that teaches safe riding practices at a minimum cost to attendees.
One of the most common reasons given for accidents involving motorcycles is that a motorist simply did not see the bike. That’s why it is so important for vehicle operators to always take a second glance before changing lanes or pulling into traffic. They should also eliminate noise and distraction inside the vehicle.