We encourage everybody, just not members to take a look at these Motorcycle Safety Foundation documents about motorcycle safety. There’s even a specific one for car and truck drivers about motorcycles. The title of the document will be in bold as well as being a hyperlink to the document.
- Ten Things All Car & Truck Drivers Should Know About Motorcycles: Tips for drivers of cars and trucks about motorcycles and why they can do the things they are able to do.
- General Guidlines For Riding A Motorcycle Safely: Be visible, dress for safety, effective mental strategies and know your bike are the basic topics.
- So You Want To Take A Passenger? : If you’ve never taken a passenger with you here are the tips for doing so safely. If you have taken passengers it can be a good review. There’s also preparation tips for the first time passenger.
- Riding In A Group: Tips to help ensure a fun and safe group ride.
- Motorcycle Inspection: The T-CLOCS Inspection (Tires, Controls, Lights, Oil, Chassis & Stands) to perform before every ride. Beleive it or not you may already be doing most, if not all of these.
- Alcohol Awareness: Obviously you should never drink and ride.
- Preventing Motorcycle Theft: Basic tips to help avoid becoming a victim of motorcycle theft.
Have you ever thought to yourself “Why didn’t they see me?” The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has a demonstration that can help explain why you might be invisible to some drivers. While it’s not an excuse, it could be an explanation. Add this demonstration to the fact that many drivers now “multitask” while driving and it may make you think. Take a look at the demonstration by clicking here.