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Three keys to safety for motorcycle riders

There is something about riding a motorcycle that never gets old. Perhaps it is the adrenaline rush that comes with the quick acceleration, the ability to quickly weave through traffic, and to hug turns at high speeds. Given the width of our roads, riding motorcycles in Arizona can be thrilling. However, riding motorcycles comes with certain dangers, and everyone who loves being on a bike should be aware of them.

With that, this post will focus on the common dangers facing motorcycle riders and how they can avoid them.

Stay out of blind spots – There is quite a bit of truth to the old adage “start seeing motorcycles.” Because of this, motorcycle riders must be mindful of how drivers may not see them until it is too late. Staying out of blind spots may be obvious, but it is surprising how many accidents are caused by lane changes and right hand turns.

Don’t drink and ride – Just like drivers should not drink and drive, motorcycle riders must be wary of how alcohol can affect their judgment and balance. When you only have two wheels as opposed to four, being sober is increasingly important. As such, don’t drink and ride.

Resist the urge to do tricks  – Indeed, it is fun to show off your moves and add some additional thrills to your experience by doing tricks. However, doing them in traffic (as opposed to an open parking lot) could lead to trouble. As such, keep the tricks on the practice track.

The preceding is not legal advice.

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