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July 2016
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Motorcycle riders and their passengers are much more likely to suffer serious injuries in a crash than car or truck occupants. With distracted driving on the rise, motorcyclists must now be even more vigilant. Browse these motorcycling safety tips.

We Will Get Through This Together
Americans are hurting. First it was Hurricane Harvey slamming into Texas and Louisiana. Then Hurricane Irma chased thousands from their homes in Florida. Puerto Rico is still reeling from Hurricane Maria. And then we woke up to news on Monday that a crazed gunman killed as many as 58 people and injured hundreds more at a concert in Las Vegas. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have suffered so terribly or lost loved ones in these disasters. It will be a long road ahead to recovery and healing, but the American spirit is strong. We know we will get through this together!

Safety and Insurance Tips for Riders

America – Land of the Free and Home of the Motorcycle

Older Cyclist
More older riders are dying in motorcycle crashes.  Learn more.

Americans love motorcycles: the wide-open road, the sense of freedom, the “Born to Be Wild” spirit of rebellion. Perhaps you are thinking about a biking adventure as well this summer? You wouldn’t be alone. According to numerous government and industry sources, motorcycle ridership in the United States is at an all-time high, especially among older riders.

And while the number of young motorcycle riders killed in crashes continues to drop, fatalities among riders age 50 or older are on the rise. No doubt motorcycling is exhilarating, but before climbing aboard, You Should Know more about motorcycle safety.

Ride on for more >>>

Motorcycle ridership is at an all-time high in the United States with more than 8 million registered motorcycles on the roads in 2014.
Motorcycle helmets saved 1,630 lives in 2013. An estimated 715 lives could have been saved if all motorcyclists had been wearing helmets [download report].
Per vehicle mile traveled in 2013, motorcyclists were 26 times more likely to die in a crash than the occupant of an automobile.

Prep Your Bike, Body and Brain: Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

Prepare yourself and your motorcycle to stay safe out on the road with these tips from racing pros. View video.

Know Where You Might Be Injured In a Motorcycle Accident

Knowing where on your body you are most likely to be injured in a motorcycle accident can help you choose proper clothing and riding gear.  View video.

More Distracted Drivers Equals More Motorcycle Crashes, Injuries

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to the growing problem of distracted driving, as discussed here in this clip from a Colorado television news report. View video.

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