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Riding a motorcycle is definitely a thrill, and not making it home after your ride is probably not at the top of your mind when you’re flying down the road. However, motorcycle accidents do happen, and it is good to be prepared before you get into one.

When comparing motorcyclists to every other vehicle on the road, they are the most vulnerable group. Two wheel motorists are 27 percent more likely to be injured or killed in an accident.

Before you go out on a ride

Preparing for a potential crash is the best way to avoid a crash. Before you hop on your bike, make sure you:

  • Are legally licensed
  • Are not intoxicated
  • Have checked your bike for safety
  • Have insurance, both health and motorcycle
  • Have safety attire

If you get into an accident

Accidents are not always preventable, so when you get into an accident make sure you follow these important steps.

  • Step 1 – Safety First: Before doing anything else, make sure you are okay. Not being in a confined vehicle with airbags makes you much more prone to injury.
  • Step 2 – Move off the road: If you are physically able, move your bike to the side of the road.
  • Step 3 – Call 911: Inform the police of what happened and all the details of the crash.
  • Step 4 – Information gathering: Exchange information with the other driver so that you won’t be stuck unable to contact them or their insurance down the road.
  • Step 5 – Document: Take pictures of the damage and write down everything you remember. This will be helpful when explaining the situation to the insurance company
  • Step 6 – Seek medical attention: If you are injured, seek medical help immediately. If you do not think you have been injured, continue to monitor yourself for following few days to be sure. If any injury pops up, go to the doctor.

Nobody wants to think about being involved in a crash while riding their motorcycle. But, being prepared and knowing what to do ahead of time will help if you are ever in need.

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