While you are on your motorcycle this year, you have to take all the steps that you can to stay safe. Even if you have been riding for years, there isn’t any harm in brushing up on your motorcycle safety. Just remember that even if you are driving safely, not everyone will do the same.

One thing you have to do is freshen up on the intricacies of your own bike. You are the expert on your motorcycle, so you have to remember exactly how your bike rides. While you are getting familiar with your bike again, make sure that you are still able to handle it. Some people opt to downgrade the power of their bike in an effort to remain safe.

Another thing you can do is to make sure that your motorcycle is in good shape. Make sure that all the systems on the bike, including the anti-lock brake system are functioning as necessary. Any malfunctioning component can lead to you being involved in an accident.

You also have to make sure that you have the safety gear you need while you are on the road. Proper safety gear, such as a well-fitted helmet, can help you to reduce the severity of injuries you might suffer if you are involved in an accident.

Injuries that bikers face when they are struck by cars can be devastating. These injuries can range from fairly minor like bruises and cuts to catastrophic like brain injuries. In these cases, you might choose to seek compensation for the injuries that you suffered from the motorist who struck you.

Source: Consumer Reports, “10 Motorcycle safety tips for new riders,” accessed March 09, 2017