Safety Tips for Motorcycle Enthusiasts

The Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area is a great place for motorcycle riders. The natural landscape makes a beautiful backdrop for riding in every season. Palm Valley Insurance, Inc. wants to make sure you stay safe while you’re enjoying the Florida roads. Use these tips to prepare for your next trip.

  • Florida state law requires all motorcycle riders to wear a helmet. Passengers must also have the correct headgear. Ask the sales associate at your local sporting goods store to help you select one that fits properly.
  • Safety gear is more than helmets. Glasses, gloves, and the right clothing reduce serious injury during accidents and slide-outs.
  • Know the limits of your body and equipment. Don’t use road bikes to do tricks. Always adjust your seat and mirrors to comfortable positions before starting your ride to reduce the strain on your body.
  • Visually inspect the tires, mirrors, and lights before each ride. Follow a regular maintenance schedule to prevent damage that can cause accidents or interrupt your ability to control your motorcycle.
  • Instead of relying on the mirrors, turn your head to get a good look at intersections and during lane changes. Helmets can sometimes obstruct peripheral vision. Moving your head ensures you get a full view before proceeding.
  • Keep an eye on the road ahead for train tracks, curves, and unstable conditions that can cause you lose control. This is especially important in rainy and wet conditions.
  • Stay calm while riding in traffic. Road rage can be deadly for motorcycle riders. Steer clear of aggressive drivers and always follow the rules of the road.

Finally, make sure you have the right motorcycle insurance before you take off on your next adventure. Palm Valley Insurance, Inc. provides motorcycle insurance for riders in the Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area. Contact our representatives to find out more about protecting your motorcycle with insurance.