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Motorcycle & Bicycle Safety
Summer is here & millions of people are enjoying the warm weather through motorcycling and bicycling. Review these facts & tips for a safe & enjoyable summer.
Motorcycle Safety Facts & Tips
Between 2001- 2008 34000 motorcyclists were killed.
More than 1,222,000 people suffered a motorcycle-related injury in the U.S.
Always wear a Department of Transportation (DOT) certified helmet.
Maintain legal road speed and exercise caution when traveling over slippery or uneven surfaces.
Never drink and drive!
Cycling Safety Facts & Tips
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation there were 665 cycling fatalities in the U.S. in 2011, the majority of which occurred in urban areas (69%) and at non-intersections (59%).
28% of the cyclists killed in 2011 had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.
Tips: The League of American Bicyclists share “5 Rules for the Road”
Follow the Law – Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic using the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Be Predictable – Make your intentions clear. Ride in a straight line, avoid swerving between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Be Conspicuous – Ride where you can be seen and wear bright/reflective clothing. Use bicycle lights and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and do not ride on sidewalks.
Think Ahead – Anticipate what drivers and pedestrians will do next. Watch out for vehucles, road hazards and railroad tracks.
Ride Ready – Check that your tires, brakes, chains and quick release levers are in working order. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Always wear a helmet.