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Drivers of cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles should always be on the lookout for motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorists don’t always notice bikes on the road until it’s too late to avoid a collision. However, if a motorcyclist chooses the right motorcycle safety gear, it can prevent an accident from turning into a tragedy, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.

To help protect yourself in the event of a motorcycle crash, consider using the following safety gear:

  • Motorcycle helmets. New Hampshire is one of only three states in the U.S. without a motorcycle helmet law, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook this valuable piece of safety equipment. Choose a full-face helmet or wear separate eye protection to keep bugs and debris out of your eyes.
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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.