Motorcycle Safety

Save On Your Motorcycle Insurance…Drive Carefully!

We insure plenty of motorcycles each year. We notice as people relax with their motorcycle and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather accidents do happen from minor fender benders to more serious problems. We encourage all motorcycle drivers and non-motorcycle drivers to exercise caution on the roads and watch out for motorcycles. There is nothing like the freedom of riding your motorcycle. However, because you are on a motorcycle you have less protection around you than when you are riding in a vehicle. Here are some motorcycle safety tips to share:

• Try and avoid bad weather
Rain makes the oil residue on the roads rise to the top, therefore, making the roads slicker and slippery. If you must drive in rain, reduce your speed and leave plenty of room between other vehicles

• Be visible
Make sure other drivers can see you by having your headlight on at all times. Wear reflective clothing or have reflective strips on your motorcycle. Be aware of driver’s blind spots.

• Wear safety gear
A helmet helps protect your head in the event of an accident. Long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and boots all help protect you in the event of a fall. The only thing between you and the pavement is the clothing that you are wearing.

• Watch for road hazards
Debris, potholes, and uneven pavement can all be a recipe for disaster. Be aware of the condition of the road.

• Drive defensively
Take responsibility for your safety around vehicles. Be aware of your surroundings. Leave plenty of space between you and the other vehicles. Never assume that a driver sees you. Avoid being distracted. No answering your phone or texts while driving. Don’t weave in and out of traffic.

Of course, make sure that you carry motorcycle insurance. Gulf Coast Educators Insurance can create a custom fit policy to meet all of your motorcycle insurance needs. For more information on what Gulf Coast Educators Insurance can offer you, please visit online at: www.propertyandhomeinsuranceflorida.com.