Motorcycles are harder to see than a regular vehicle - stay alert and share the road! On the road, motorcycles have the same rights as any other vehicle.
If you're a motorcyclist - take a few seconds to review the safety tips below as the season starts to ramp up!
Always wear a DOT-approved helmet
Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol and never allow friends to do so
Dress properly with a helmet, gloves, eye protection, a jacket, long pants and sturdy boots or shoes
Wear reflective clothing to be seen more easily by other motorists
Ensure your bike is is good working order before each ride and keep up on routine maintenance
Travel at a safe speeds and adjust for wet and loose surfaces, remember that a slower speed is equivalent to a longer reaction time
Especially in Wisconsin, always be on alert for deer
Keep a safe following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you
Be aware of your proximity to all vehicles around you
Check your mirrors frequently and be proactive in checking what is behind you before putting on your brakes, slowing down or turning