Even in states like Colorado that do not require riders to pass a motorcycle safety course, we highly recommend that you do so anyway. More motorcycle preparedness can reduce deaths and injuries caused by motorcycle accidents. Whether you are a new or experienced rider, you can learn many useful lessons from a motorcycle safety class (or refresh yourself on the safest practices). Here are some topics typically covered in most motorcycle safety courses.
- Equipment basics: Learn about basic motorcycle components and how you can keep your bike in good working condition.
- Avoiding accidents: This is one of the most important components of motorcycle riding. Since motorists often fail to see motorcycles due to their size and proclivity towards hiding in blind spots, motorcyclists have to think fast to avoid accidents.
- Gear: Learn when to wear what while riding.
- Night riding: Riding at night presents an entirely new set of challenges. Learn how to avoid accidents after the sun sets.
- Special situations: What do you do when you get a flat tire? What do you do if you are about to hit an animal? What are the best ways to carry cargo while riding? A motorcycle safety course can answer these questions.
These are just a few topics you can expect to learn about in a motorcycle safety course, though topics vary from program to program. Check the program’s website – along with reviews elsewhere on the Internet – to decide if it is the right program for you.
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