The decision to take up motorcycle riding or to purchase your first motorcycle is a big one. Riding motorcycles is a hobby for some, and the preferred way of travel for others, but it can be dangerous. The most recent statistics on motorcycle accidents are from 2014, when 4,586 people died in motorcycle crashes while another 92,000 motorcyclists were injured. Still, the frequency of motorcyclists on the road has stayed consistent with 8.4 million motorcycles on the road that year. Being knowledgeable about motorcycle safety can help to prevent these accidents from occurring. Before you consider riding a bike for the first time, keep these safety tips in mind.