The motorcycling attorneys here at the Metier Law Firm just can’t stop talking about motorcycle safety, so it’s a good thing that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Unfortunately, this month is coming to an end, but we still have a ton of safety knowledge to pass on to you. Here are some tips to help you level up your motorcycling skills.
Four Methods to Keep Your Motorcycling Skills Sharp
- Adjusting Your Attitude– You may be a good rider, but you will never become the best rider you can be unless you are willing to get better. Seek out new motorcycle knowledge, learn from the stories of other riders, and most importantly, learn from your own mistakes. We all make mistakes, but the best learn from those mistakes.
- Practice Makes Perfect– Crashes happen fast. Often you don’t have time to think about what would be the best way to avoid a collision, but there is a way to beat this problem. Practicing your maneuvers works those moves into your muscle memory, which will allow you to respond to a situation quickly and without having to think about it.
- Go to School– There are several reasons the Colorado Department of Transportation is trying to get more Colorado riders into a MOST safety course. These classes not only teach motorcyclists things they did not know about riding, they also show you what mistakes you might be making on the open road.
- Defend Yourself– It’s a dangerous world out there, and though not everyone is out to get you, it doesn’t hurt you to think they might be. Collisions with other vehicles made up around 59 percent of all U.S. motorcycle fatalities in 2015. So, keeping your head on a swivel while riding is a must. Protective gear also helps when trying to keep the wild roads from turning your fun ride into an awful nightmare.