Motorcycle Safety Tip Of The Week
Motorcycle Safety Tip of the week: Before you take your motorcycle out for a spin, make sure and Ride-Safe, Ride-Legal, and Ride-Smart. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), 29% of motorcycle rider fatalities in 2017 were found to be riders that had been riding without a motorcycle license and without proper training. Proper rider safety training is imperative in the fight to curb rider injuries and fatalities. Riders must know that per vehicle mile traveled, they are about 28 times more likely to die in a crash than drivers of cars or trucks. Motorcyclist are overrepresented in traffic-related fatalities , accounting for 14% of all traffic related deaths, while making up only 3% of all registered motor vehicle fleets. Small amounts of alcohol consumption while operating a motorcycle increases your chance of a severe injury or fatality accident by a multiple of 5. If your blood alcohol content is greater than 0,05%, the risk of a crash increases 40 times. It is important to know that 46% of motorcyclists are killed as a result of riding under the influence of alcohol. One fourth of alcohol related motorcycle accidents involved the rider running off the road, overturning, or simply falling off the bike as opposed to making impact with another vehicle or object. We at Ride Safe USA motorcycle safety school recommend avoiding environments that promote drinking and riding and that includes motorcycle dealers that use alcohol to bolster their sales by creating a circus like atmosphere on a regular basis. We wish you a safe ride and make sure to keep the shiny side up.
All the best and safe travels from your Ride Safe USA Motorcycle Safety Team.