From late spring all the way through fall foliage season, motorcycles are everywhere on America’s roads. Once winter arrives, three-season riders store their bikes, leaving fewer on the road. That means winter motorcycle riders have to be even more aware of the need to be seen by other drivers.
If there’s any time of the year when you need to be visible on the road, it’s during winter. Riders need to punch through the visual monotony of the gray winter landscape and get drivers’ attention. Here are some tips to make you and your motorcycle more noticeable in traffic:
Always ride with the thought you might not be seen and apply defensive riding techniques to increase your margin of safety. Consider these techniques:
At Dairyland, we love riders who take safety seriously. We even offer a Rider Course Discount for those who’ve taken and passed a motorcycle safety course in the last five years.
Winter motorcycle rides can be invigorating and a refreshing relief from being cooped up indoors this winter. Being seen is being safe—and you just might inspire others to ride motorcycles!
Till next time, ride safe!
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