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BIKE SAFETYAreas of DiscussionPre-ride inspection.The motorcycle.The rider.The licenses.The passenger.Group riding.The hazards.Notice anything?

MSFs Pre-Ride CheckT---TiresC---ControlsL---Lights and SwitchesO---Oil and Fuel C---ChainK---Kick and Side StandThe MotorcycleHandlebars: No person shall operate any motorcycle with handlebars more than 15 inches in height above the portion of the seat occupied by the operator.Mirrors: required on all motorcycles.Electric turn signals: required on motorcycles Footrest: Should be in good condition and in good angle, so that you can use gear and breaks perfectly. The RiderRiding Position: Sitting on seat, facing forward, one leg on each side, and shall not carry any person or package that will interfere with the operation or control. Helmet: Required on all operators and passengers , a research estimates helmets are 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries)Eye Protection: can be goggles, helmets face shield, or bikes windshield is of sufficient height to afford adequate eye protection.Gloves, boots, riding apparel and a helmet are recommended.

The LicenseEach motorcyclist should have a valid driving license.The PassengerEye Protection: not required. Helmet: RequiredKnow your passenger/rider: communicate about riding experience and motorcycling knowledge.

GROUP RIDINGProper mind set and attitude!!Ideal group size is 5 to 7 motorcycles, larger groups should break up into mini groups.Designate LEAD and SWEEP riders.Understand and be able to use hand signals.Planning and preparation are key, dont just wing it

Hand Signals

Staggered Riding Position

Motorcyclists Lane On Highway, Motorcycles are entitled to a full lane on the road

14*Motorcycles are hard to see in heavy traffic and its tough to judge how far away they are or how fast theyre moving. Being alert to this problem can help avoid a tragedy.The HazardsLoose gravel. (Slippery road)Oil spots & vehicle fluids.Animals.Manhole covers, metal surfaces.Uneven roads and/or lanes.Rain covered windshield/face shield.

The #1 Road Hazard

The Hazard of Uneven Lanes

Loose Gravel

Road Objects

Ever seen this?

Nation WideIn 2004, 4,008 people died in motorcycle crashes up from 3,714 in 2003There were 5.4 million motorcycles on US roads in 2003Motorcycle sales reached about 1,100,000 in 2004 an increase that hasnt occurred in 30 years

Nation Wide continued.In 2004, 21% of motorcycle operators had a BAC over .08% compared to 22% of drivers of passenger cars.36% of all operators were speeding, twice the rate of passenger cars/light trucks.24% were riding without a valid license/endorsement, compared to 12% for passenger car operators.76,000 motorcycle riders were injured in 2004 compared to 67,000 in 2003 (13.4% increase)

Use good judgment and ride safely.Thank You

By. Usman Ali