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Be seen when you’re on a motorcycle

When you average 301 sunny days a year in Mesa, almost every day is a perfect day to get out your motorcycle and hit the open road. However, before you do, it’s important to brush up on some safety tips – after all, motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other drivers on the road.

If you’re a motorcycle rider, you know the importance of being visible to other drivers on the road. But what are the best ways to make sure they see you?

How to increase your visibility

Here are some tips to help you stay safe while riding your motorcycle:

  • Wear bright or reflective clothing. This will help other drivers see you, even in low light conditions. Reflective jackets, pants, vests, gloves, and helmets are available and will help you stand out, no matter what time of the day you’re riding.
  • Use reflective tape: Adding some to your motorcycle and your helmet, making it easier for drivers to see you, especially at night.
  • Make sure your headlights and taillights are in good working order: This will help other drivers see you from a distance. If you have halogen headlights, swap them out for LED headlights since they are brighter. Also, use your high beams during the day.
  • Use hand signals when turning or stopping: It lets other drivers know your intentions.

If a driver still does not see you, and you are involved in a crash, it is essential to remember to stay calm and take the necessary steps. After an accident, you should always seek medical attention even if you feel like you are not injured. You should also exchange information and gather any evidence at the crash scene.

 

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