Do you love to ride motorcycles?

If the answer is yes, you have had some great rides over time.

Whether taking your motorcycle for short runs or even across states, there’s lots of place in the U.S. to go on your bike.

That said you never overlook the importance of safety, even if your ride is around town. Motorcycle safety is even more important when you are a beginning rider.

Although motorcycles can be one of the great rides a person can enjoy, they also can present safety issues.

From trying to be a daredevil to car and truck drivers not spotting too late, you can at times be in jeopardy.

So, do you ride off with safety on each motorcycle ride you take?

Be Careful and Alert

So that the next ride you take doesn’t end up being your last one, remember the following safety tips:

  1. Obeying the rules

Above all else, make sure you always obey the rules of the road.
Sure, you might think you are untouchable on the road, but the painful realities can hit home fast.
Along with obeying the speed limits, be sure to observe the following:

  • Avoid darting in and out of traffic – Remember that you can’t with 100 percent certainty know others see you weaving in and out of traffic. Assume that they can’t; this allows you to reduce the chances of a vehicle making a sudden lane change. That quick change can be disaster for you.
  • Don’t tailgate – Another potential accident waiting to happen is when you are too close . If you are right behind someone, moving at a fast pace, it can be hard to hit the brakes in time. Leave enough room between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Respect the weather – Whether it is rain, snow, ice, fog, always respect the weather conditions. Slick roads can lead to a spill in a second, leaving you injured or worse.
  1. Be dressed comfortably

Although you may not think what you wear while riding is important, it is.
If you are in need of the right motorcycle jeans, be sure to shop around (online is a great option) to get the right kind.

While you might think any old pair of jeans will do while riding, that is not true.

By having a comfortable and protective pair of jeans on, you are less inclined to be in an accident. In the event you are, the right jeans can protect you from serious roadway abrasions.

Also make sure that your helmet fits (in states where helmets are required).

A bad-fitting helmet can lead to physical discomfort. It can also distract you from focusing on the road ahead of you.

  1. Drinking and riding

As most motorcycle riders know, it doesn’t take much to get up to speeds of 100 mph or more.

That being the case, being drunk can put both you and others in danger in no time.

If you’ve had a little too much to drink, turn the keys over to someone. Either take a cab home or have a friend or family member drive you.

Leaving your motorcycle parked somewhere overnight is better than risking that ride home.

Being a safe and responsible motorcycle rider doesn’t take lots of effort. That said it takes effort nonetheless.

Always be sure that you will ride off with safety on each ride.