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3 Tips for Staying Safe on Your Motorcycle This Fall October 24, 2018

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3 Tips for Staying Safe on Your Motorcycle This Fall, High Point, North Carolina

Although some bikers put their motorcycles away after summer, many look forward to riding in the cooler temperatures. If you’re planning on admiring the changing leaves and scenery on your motorcycle this fall, it’s important to be prepared. Keep these tips in mind to ensure a safe ride this season, and avoid any accidents or calls to your motorcycle insurance company.

Motorcycle Insurance Company Shares How to Stay Safe on Your Bike This Fall

1. Wear Layers

Since North Carolina temperatures tend to fluctuate in the fall, wear layers so you can adjust your attire accordingly throughout the day. A thermal base layer, your riding attire, and a top layer such as rain gear or a jacket are perfect for chilly mornings. Leather jackets are especially helpful in protecting you from the wind and keeping you warm. Most even have removable liners in case the temperatures warm up in the afternoon.

2. Add Appropriate Gear 

It’s important to keep your hands and feet warm as you ride, as numb extremities can cause you to lose your grip on the handlebars. Fortunately, you can purchase heated motorcycle jackets, gloves, vests, and even seats to keep your body warm in the crisp fall air. It’s also important to wear the appropriate headwear, as cold weather can be harsh on your eyes and skin. Switch to a full-visor helmet so your eyes don’t dry out and impair your vision.  

motorcycle insurance3. Be Aware of Riding Hazards

Deer are more active during the fall — especially at dawn and dusk — so keep your eyes out for them as you ride. Falling leaves, as well as leaves on the ground, also pose potential hazards. Falling leaves can stick to your visor, impairing your vision, while wet leaves on the road can be slippery or cover up holes and rocks. Pay close attention to the road to ensure you have plenty of time to react if an animal suddenly runs out in front of your bike, or you lose traction on slippery leaves.

 

Zimmerman Insurance Agency has been providing premier insurance services to the High Point, NC, community since 1963. Offering comprehensive coverage, from motorcycle insurance to homeowners insurance and beyond, their agents are dedicated to finding you the best policy for your needs and budget. To learn more about how their motorcycle insurance can cover you on your rides this fall, visit them online, or call (336) 883-6512 to speak with an agent today.

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