PROPER ATTIRE FOR RIDING
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  • HELMETS ARE THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ITEM FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDER SAFETY.
  • GLOVES ARE GREAT RIDER GEAR. IT’S NECESSARY FOR THEM TO FIT CORRECTLY.
  • WEAR BOOTS TO SUPPORT MOTORCYCLE WHEN STOPPED AND TO PROTECT YOUR FEET. NEVER WEAR OPEN-TOED SHOES WHILE RIDING.
  • CLOTHING SHOULD FIT PROPERLY AND BE CONSTRUCTED OF DURABLE MATERIALS LIKE LEATHER OR DENIM.
  • PASSENGERS NEED TO WEAR PROPER GEAR TOO, ESPECIALLY A HELMET.
  • SUNGLASSES ARE NOT A REQUIREMENT, BUT SOME FORM OF PROTECTION FROM SUN GLARE IS RECOMMENDED.
PRE-RIDE MOTORCYCLE
INSPECTION
  • gas and oil Check gas and oil levels.
  • lights Inspect all lights, including turn indicator lights and brake light.
  • brake and tires Make sure brakes and tire pressure are safe.
  • clean mirrors Clean mirrors and adjust them properly.
ROUTINE MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE
  • wrench Regular, routine inspection by a professional is necessary.
  • change oil Change oil as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • brake and tires Replace brakes and tires when they become worn and unsafe.
  • check Verify that the frame is in good shape.
HOW TO RIDE AROUND CARS
  • check STAY OUT OF DRIVERS’ BLIND SPOTS.
  • check DRIVE DEFENSIVELY AND ASSUME YOU ARE NOT VISIBLE TO THE DRIVERS OF NEARBY CARS.
  • check RIDE WITH VIGILANCE AND PREPARE TO STOP AT ANY TIME.
  • dont NEVER RIDE NEXT TO A TRUCK.
  • dont DO NOT FOLLOW TOO CLOSELY.
  • check PERIODICALLY TAKE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSES (AVAILABLE ONLINE) TO UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SAFEST RIDING PRACTICES.
USING PROPER SIGNALS
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hand signal
Using hand signals in addition to signal lights and brake lights can improve visibility.
palm up
Palm up perpendicular to the road, elbow bent in a 90° = a right turn.
palm and arm extend
Palm and arm extending in a straight line to the left = a left turn.
palm down
Palm down perpendicular to the road, elbow bent in a 90° = a stop.