Riding a motorcycle requires an incredible amount of skill and control. It becomes even more challenging when you ride with a passenger, as the dynamics you’ve become accustomed to as a solo rider change considerably. Not only are you responsible for your own safety, you are responsible for your passenger’s safety as well. It’s a responsibility that should be left to the experienced motorcyclist. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we’re asking motorcyclists to keep these important points in mind when taking to the streets with a passenger in tow.
According to estimates from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), motorcycle fatalities have increased by 10% nationwide in the last year. This marks the first time since 2008 and the third time in US history that the number of motorcyclist deaths surpassed 5,000. The report comes in the midst of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, reminding us of the important responsibility we have as drivers. [Read more…]
Staying informed about motorcycle safety is one of the best things you can do as a rider. However, it is important to ensure the information you have is accurate. There are numerous misconceptions that surround motorcycle safety, many of which are thought to be factual. But these faulty “facts” could be putting you and those you share the road with at risk. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, we’ve uncovered the truth behind some of the most common motorcycle safety myths. [Read more…]