Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Weekly Tip - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  Here is a post offering some tips on motorcycle safety and education.

Summer time, gas prices, both are reasons why many people turn to a motorcycle for their daily commute. Motorcycles can save time and fuel cost, but without proper training and practice, the rider can be much more prone to becoming involved in a collision compared to driving a car. California law requires that a motorcycle rider obtain a Class M1 endorsement on their license. The test is fairly simple and with a minimum of studying and practice, a rider can pass the tests. However, that is NOT enough.


Prior to straddling a motor and hitting the streets or freeways, motorcycle riders need to understand their bikes, know their capabilities as a rider, what to look for, and what to expect while riding. To accomplish this, the rider needs to practice, study, and hopefully, take a safety course. Learning from other's mistakes and taking advantage of the advice from an experienced rider can save your life.


Here are some links to information resources and rider classes:


California Motorcycle Safety Program 


•National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


•Motorcycle Safety Info.com

Web Bike World

Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. Sac - Local Safety Classes)

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