According to the California Highway Patrol, despite the fact that only 2% of vehicles registered in the state are motorcycles, motorcyclists account for 9.4% of all California traffic fatalities.
Anaheim, California (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
Local California insurance agency, Hall, Mahar & Associates is consistently striving for ways to better serve the surrounding community. With the warm summer months, longer days and abundance of wide open road, it’s no wonder that motorcyclists are hitting the streets in full force this season.
Whether it’s a veteran or a first-time rider operating the bike, it’s crucial that motorcyclists make safety a primary concern. According to the California Highway Patrol, despite the fact that only 2% of vehicles registered in the state are motorcycles, motorcyclists account for 9.4% of all California traffic fatalities. To ensure that each rider is properly prepared for a safe ride, Hall, Mahar & Associates has compiled a list of safety precautions and best practices for motorcyclists to consider:
- Never leave home without the right protection – first and foremost is the need for a helmet. Riders should opt for a full-coverage helmet; this type of helmet offers the most protection available in the event of a crash. All helmets fit differently so find one that is snug between your cheeks and the helmet liner; it should not twist of lift off due to wind while you ride. Wearing long pants, gloves, and boots are also common best practices most riders abide by.
- Make smart decisions – obey the speed limit, no matter how fast a bike may go, the rider should never push their limits. Motorcyclists should always ride with their lights on and use turn signals. Another safety measure to pay close attention to is proper riding techniques near hills. When approaching the crest of a hill, riders should move away from the center line; by the time oncoming traffic is visible it may be too late to move should you find someone after the hill is in your lane.
- Keep cool in hot weather – motorcyclists should be advised that riding in extreme heat can pose threats to one’s health, so preparing for one’s ride the right way, is a safe way to ensure a safe and trouble-free cruise. If a rider is decked out in the proper safety gear, it should come as no surprise that all that black leather only makes cooling down harder. Many riders know that keeping one’s neck cool is extremely important but it’s also crucial that riders keep hydrated with a lot of water and take pit stops whenever needed.
Above all, riders should secure an effective insurance policy. Obtaining dependable California motorcycle insurance, before a rider hits the road, may just be the wisest decision they could make. At Hall, Mahar & Associates, comprehensive motorcycle policies can be customized to include a variety of coverages such as: accident protection, passenger protection, breakdown protection, replacement cost coverage and more. Motorcyclists should always consider safety a top priority; and that includes enrolling in the proper insurance plan.
About Hall, Mahar & Associates:
Since 1965, Hall, Mahar & Associates has operated as a full service, independent California insurance agency. The agency’s extensive network of providers ensures that they can provide their customers with excellent coverage options. Hall, Mahar & Associates has written LA insurance, Anaheim insurance and coverage policies for residents all across the state of California for over 45 years. Hall, Mahar & Associates firmly believes in treating their clients with respect and unparalleled customer service. As a leading, local insurance agency, Hall, Mahar & Associates understand that selecting a CA insurance policy can seem like an overwhelming task, so their team of knowledgeable, coverage professionals aims to make the process as easy as possible for you.