Tips for Beginning Motorcycle Riders

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With more than 15 years of experience working in technology, Bruce Bertman serves as the chief executive officer of Networld Online in Boca Raton, Florida. He works closely with small and midsize companies across the US, UK, Asia, and the Middle East to build brands through traditional and Internet marketing. In his free time, Bruce Bertman enjoys riding motorcycles.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, people who ride motorcycles are 30 times more likely to die in crashes than people who ride in cars. Almost half of the motorcycle fatalities involve speeding.

Motorcyclists, particularly beginners, should heed these two safety tips:

* Wear a helmet. Motorcycle riders not wearing helmets are more likely to experience brain injuries or fatal head injuries in crashes. Riders should wear full-face helmets approved by the Department of Transportation, and replace them every five years, or sooner if they get damaged.

* Avoid inclement weather. Rain can minimize visibility and reduce the tires’ effectiveness on the road. If motorcyclists must ride in the rain, they should remember that the most dangerous time is right after rain starts because water causes oil residue to rise to the top of the pavement.

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