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A recent safety study found that there were about 4,500 motorcycle fatalities in 2011 in the U.S., which is about the same amount that occurred in 2010. While some states did experience a decrease in motorcycle accidents, the overall trend was either an increase in accidents or the amount of accidents remained steady. This research shows that it is important to go over motorcycle safety tips not only for motorcyclists, but for other motorists as well.
- Always wear a helmet. Helmets are a motorcyclist’s and a passenger’s best friend; they are 37 percent effective at preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators and 41 percent effective for passengers.
- Take a motorcycle safety class. All states offer training programs for motorcyclists, and retaking a course to freshen your safety skills is a good idea.
- Protect yourself and your passengers with a Wisconsin motorcycle insurance policy. Our experienced agents at Community Insurance are ready to help you with any and all of your motorcycle insurance needs.
- For non-motorcyclists: share the road with motorcyclists. Always watch out for motorcycles and respect their right of way. Motorcycles are small and can sneak up on you, so always pay attention while driving and be aware of your surroundings.
High gas prices could lead to more people driving motorcycles due to their fuel efficiency. More motorcycles on the road means that other drivers will need to be aware of motorcycles, and motorcyclists will need to practice safe driving skills. Be safe on the roads, and contact us for your Wisconsin motorcycle insurance needs!