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									Motorcycle Safety

By: Stephen Goodrick
Need To Know Info
       Safety-Wear
»   Helmet
»   Eye Protection
»   Jacket
»   Pants
»   Gloves
»   Boots
»   Raingear
                 Legal Safety
•   License
•   Insurance
•   Plate and Tag
•   You put yourself, your
    wallet, and your
    insurance at risk if
    you choose to violate
    the law.
                Etiquette
• Bike etiquette is essential to riding with a
  group.
• Bikes in the same lane can be in either a
  single file, staggered, or parade formation.
• Stay 1 to 1.5 seconds away from a
  staggered bike.
• Riders should never change lanes as a
  group unless there is an emergency.
                Hand Signals

• Optional
• Good for                  • http://www.bing.com/v
  communicating with          ideos/search?q=hand
  other bikers.               +signals+motorcyle+v
• Most important              ideo&docid=1051325
  signals for group           694186&FORM=VIRE
  riding are:                 3#
  – Pointing to obstacles
    in the road.
  – Pointing at your gas
    tank.
                Road Safety
• Be aware of
  dangerous weather
  conditions.
  WET=WRECK
• Be aware of your
  motorcycle. Be sure
  tires are aired up and
  it functions properly.
• Simply BE AWARE.
    Consequences of Accidents
• Concussions
• Brain Damage
• Breakage of Joints
• Soft Tissue Damage     • http://www.youtube.co
  (Road Rash)              m/watch?v=14qluabt
• Bikers’ Arm              REc&NR=1
  (Paralysis)
• Facial Disfigurement   • http://www.youtube.co
                           m/watch?v=ECwxEd3
                           f0jk
                  Fatalities
Annual U.S.
  Motorcycle Deaths
• 1997-2,116             •   2003-3,661
• 1998-2,294             •   2004-4,008
• 1999-2,483             •   2005-4,253
• 2000-2,897             •   2006-4,510
                         •   2007-4,854
• 2001-3,197
                         •   2008-5,357
• 2002-3,244
                         •   Avg = 4,764/year
SAFETY FIRST!!!
                   Sources
• www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Riding_Tips.pdf
• en.wordpress.com/tag/motorcycle-safety/
• www.motorcyclecruiser.com/group_motorcycl
  e/index.html
• www.njmc.org/etiquette/
• www.articlesbase.com/motorcycles/the-thrill-of-
  group-motorcycle-riding-1175763.html
• http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=hand+sig
  nals+motorcyle+video&docid=1051325694186&
  FORM=VIRE3#

								
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