Safety Counts: Resources to help keep you safe on the road

Here you will find motorcycle awareness resources and motorcycle safety resources, both for people who ride motorcycles and people who operate other types of motor vehicles near or around motorcycles. Face it: If you spend any amount of time operating a motor vehicle, you are eventually going to wind up in front of, next to or behind someone on a motorcycle. Motorcycles are smaller, lighter and faster than most other types of vehicles on the road and, as Americans, we’re not necessarily conditioned to be on the alert for them.

Riders: Use the motorcycle safety resources on this page to learn how to make yourself more visible on your bike, how to otherwise avoid collision, how to limit injury if you are involved in a collision and what equipment and training is available to help you do so.

Drivers: Use the resources on this page to learn about sharing the road safely with motorcycles. Learn about the most common types of motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles and how to avoid them. Learn what law enforcement and other public safety professionals have to say about driving safely around motorcycles and how you can limit your chances of colliding with someone on a bike.

Motorcycle Safety Articles and Resources

Low wind chill extremely dangerous for riders – How cold is too cold? Find out by checking out the wind chill chart.

You don’t have to be a mechanic to care for your battery – Learn how to take care of your battery and get the most out of it.

First aid kit a necessity for all motorcycle riders – Do you have a first aid kit on your motorcycle? Here is a list of items you may want to consider putting in your first aid kit.

5 tips for riding your bike in extreme heat – Motorcycle riders are especially susceptible to these heat dangers, including heat exhaustion, dehydration and severe sunburn. But there are a few simple steps they can take to help reduce your risk.

Tips for Increasing Visibility When You Ride – Prevent accidents by making yourself more visible when you ride. Find tips for increasing your visibility in this article.

Types of Motorcycle Personal Protective Equipment – Whether you’re riding around the corner or across the country on your motorcycle, you still need to make sure that you wear protective gear. Read this article for some common types of protective gear that can keep you safe while you ride.

Motorcycle Passenger Safety Tips – Before you hit the road with a passenger in tow, here are some safety tips that you (and your passenger) should keep in mind.

Riding in Storms: Tips for Summer – When riding in a storm, understanding all possible motorcycle safety resources is important.

Hydroplaning Issues – Hydroplaning can put you in danger and reduce your motorcycle safety.

Motorcycle Maintenance Schedule – If you’re not sure about how often your bike should be serviced, your bible (repair manual) should contain a maintenance schedule. But just in case it doesn’t, here are some tips to help you keep your bike in great condition.

Cold Weather Storage Tips – Protect your bike during the winter months with these cold weather storage tips from MotorEagles.

Maintenance and Inspection – Your motorcycle safety comes down to properly maintaining your bike.

Are Leathers Worth the Price? – In terms of motorcycle safety and protection, leathers are just as important as a helmet.

Is a 60,000 Mile Motorcycle Tire Possible? – Avoiding a motorcycle accident means understanding proper motorcycle safety protocol.

Locked Brakes: Avoiding a High Side – Taking advantage of all your available motorcycle safety resources is a key to avoiding an accident.

Understanding Counter Steering – Understanding the concepts of counter steering can increase your motorcycle safety.

What is an Integrated Braking System? – Do integrated braking systems increase your motorcycle safety?

Rear Braking: Keep your Rear Tire on the Ground – Your motorcycle safety relies on your tire’s ability to grip the road.

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