Riding a motorcycle is second nature to some people. For others, they need a refresher each spring season before heading out on a ride for the first time after a long winter. It doesn't matter how experienced you are, you should always make yourself visible when riding your motorcycle. Being visible to every motorist is important. It can save your life and prevent a nasty accident.
Motorcycle enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to get out onto Kentucky's highways and byways for some wind therapy. But before heading out, be proactive about your safety and inspect your bike after a winter's rest.
Late summer and early autumn in Kentucky are prime times for riding motorcycles. But if you are a new rider of the two-wheeled cycles, your inexperience can be deadly. As reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcycle riders have 30 times as much risk of perishing in an accident than their counterparts in automobiles.
Most people view motorcyclists with a "bad boy" image, but in reality, people from all walks of life fall in love with motorcycles. In the average Louisville motorcycle club, you'll find blue collar workers, white collar professionals, hair stylists, performers -- everything. However, what you will not find in the average motorcycle group is a bad driver.
Injuries and deaths arising from motorcycle accidents can be very costly; not only in the physical and emotional damage suffered by riders and their families, but also in monetary costs. A report from the Government Accountability Office estimates that costs from motorcycle crashes reached $16 billion in 2010, and will continue to rise as health care costs soar.