Community Motorcycle Safety MSF emphasizes five critical safety items for motorcyclists

MSF emphasizes five critical safety items for motorcyclists

As spring fever sets in, millions of motorcyclists are taking to highways and back roads across the United States. In recognition of May Motorcycle Awareness Month, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) reminds all motorcyclists to follow these five critical safety messages:

1. Get Trained and Licensed – Take an MSF RiderCourse and get licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Visit or call (800) 446-9227.

2. Wear Protective Gear – Wear proper protective riding gear, most importantly a helmet made to Department of Transportation standards.

3. Ride Unimpaired – Ride unimpaired, never drinking or using other drugs before getting on a motorcycle.

4. Ride Within Your Limits – Stay within your personal skill limits, never riding faster or farther than your abilities can handle.

5. Be a Lifelong Learner – Be lifelong learners, regularly returning for refresher riding courses.

"This is a great time of year, especially for motorcyclists, but they have to be mindful that riding is serious fun," said MSF President Tim Buche. "It’s all about riders taking personal responsibility for risk management. Following these five guidelines should be a no-brainer for anyone who wants to enjoy a lifetime of motorcycle riding."

The MSF offers a variety of tools to enhance the safety of motorcyclists and prospective motorcyclists, including hands-on training, DVDs, online videos, books, and other publications.

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