Safe riding tips for motorcycle owners

As a motorcycle owner in the Centennial, CO area, you know how thrilling riding on the open road can be, but staying safe is paramount. Here are some important tips from us at Compass Insurance for ensuring you stay safe when you hop on your bike: 

  1. Wear the right gear – Wear a helmet that meets safety standards and wear bright colors so that other drivers can see you. Invest in leather protective gear, which will help absorb any shock should you have an accident. 
  2. Check your bike – Make sure that all elements of your motorcycle are adequately maintained before hitting the road. This includes checking your brakes, tires, lights, and mirrors and having an engine tune-up if required. 
  3. Follow the rules of the road – Obey speed limits and always look both ways when crossing intersections or merging onto highways. Be aware of other drivers who may not respect motorcycles and leave extra space around you at all times. 
  4. Refrain from drinking – Alcohol impairs judgment and reaction time and makes it difficult to drive safely, regardless of the type of vehicle you are using. Do not drink before or during a ride; if necessary, arrange for a designated driver to get home safely afterward. 

By following these simple tips for safe riding, your motorcycle experience should be an enjoyable one! For more safe riding tips, or if you want to explore a motorcycle insurance policy that will keep you covered in case of an accident, give Compass Insurance a call today. We proudly serve the Centennial, CO area and would be happy to help you find a policy that meets your needs and budget.