Riding a motorcycle is an experience that motorcyclists in New Hampshire look forward to for the summer months. However, a rider must be constantly aware of his or her surroundings and should be visible to other motorists on the road. Here are three important New Hampshire motorcycle safety tips to remember.
- Motorcycle Safety Courses – To ensure that your motorcycle riding experience is a safe one, no matter how long you have been riding, look into local safely courses for beginning, basic, intermediate, or experienced motorcyclists to brush up on your riding techniques and skills.
- Learn How to Manage your Brakes and Turns – According to a citizen.com article, over 50% of single-vehicle motorcycle accidents take place during turns. Failing to negotiate a turn can be devastating for a motorcyclist. Another common mistake made by motorcyclists that often leads to an accident relates to braking either too much or not enough. Learning how to properly ride a motorcycle in terms of controlling turns and becoming familiar with the appropriate pressure to apply to the brakes is worth the time and effort to ensure safety.
- Use Protective Gear – The article also mentions that full-face helmets are useful in preventing injury to a motorcyclist’s jaw, which is an injury that occurs about 35% of the time. While eye protection is required by all motorcyclists in New Hampshire, only riders under the age of 18 are required to wear helmets.
While these safety tips should be helpful to even the most seasoned motorcyclist, there are several other ways in which a motorcyclist can help prevent accidents and stay safe even when other motorists are not following the rules of the road. To learn more, please refer to our next blog post on motorcycle safety in New Hampshire.
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