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Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety

Motorcycle & Bicycle Safety Summer is here & millions of people are enjoying the warm weather through motorcycling and bicycling. Review these facts & tips for a safe & enjoyable summer. Motorcycle Safety Facts & Tips Facts: * Between 2001- 2008 34,000 motorcyclists were killed. More than 1,222,000 people suffered a motorcycle-related injury in the U.S. Tips: Always wear a Department of Transportation (DOT) certified helmet. Maintain legal road speed and exercise caution when traveling over slippery or uneven surfaces. * Never drink and drive! Cycling Safety Facts & Tips Facts: * According to the U.S. Department of Transportation there were 665 cycling fatalities in the U.S. in 2011, the majority of which occurred in urban areas (69%) and at non-intersections (59%). 28% of the cyclists killed in 2011 had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. Tips: The League of American Bicyclists share "5 Rules for the Road" Follow The Law Be Predictable Be Conspicuous Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic using the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going. Make your intentions clear. Ride in a straight line, avoid swerving between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes. Ride where you can be seen and wear bright/reflective clothing. Use bicycle lights and reflectors when visibility is poor. Ride Ready Think Ahead Check that your tires, brakes, chains and quick release levers are in working order. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Make eye contact with others and do not ride on sidewalks. Always Anticipate what drivers and pedestrians will do next. Watch out for vehucles, road hazards and railroad tracks. wear a helmet. Sources:, R THE ROTHENBERG LAW FIRM LLP A PROUD HISTORY OF SUCCESS 3 800-624-8888

Motorcycle and Bicycle Safety

shared by KevinEvans on Jan 20
In today’s eco-conscious world, bicycles are used more than ever before. They save on gas, provide exercise, and are a way to travel without the stress of traffic. But more bikes on the roads and ...



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