Motorcycle Safety During Summer

biker and motorbike ready to ride

Follow these tips to ensure your safety while riding this summer.

Riding your motorcycle during the summer is the perfect way to fully enjoy the season while commuting. Before you jump on your bike, it is important to keep in mind that there are specific safety risks that are associated with a motorcycle. Keep these tips in mind to avoid an accident on the road this season.

  • Try to avoid driving in a driver’s blind spot. Many drivers do not turn their head to look in their blind spot when changing lanes or turning, which can lead to a serious accident.
  • Do not assume that other drivers will hear you approaching. Many drivers are lost in their own world when they are in their car and are not aware of what is going on around them.
  • Never try to weave through traffic or pass cars while you are riding through or approaching an intersection.
  • Keep in mind that if you can see a driver’s eyes in their mirror, they can see you. Make sure that you are seen before you try and pass the vehicle.
  • Stay to the left side of your lane. Drivers are more likely to be aware of your location if you are directly ahead of them.
  • Be prepared to stop suddenly when you are approaching an intersection by keeping your hands over the brakes and clutch.
  • Only split lanes where it is legal and if your bike is in danger of overheating. Whenever you are splitting lanes, make sure to use extreme caution.
  • If one lane is moving faster than another, make sure to watch out for aggressive drivers who may switch lanes with little or no notice.

Ensure that you stay safe on the road all summer long. Having the right motorcycle insurance policy will help to keep you safe while on the road. Contact North American Advantage Insurance Services today to secure the right policy to meet your needs, budget, and vehicle in Dallas and neighboring cities in Texas!