Motorcycle safety: Ride Bright, Ride Smart

According to WBNG TV, warmer weather means more motorcyclists are on local roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident than those in cars.

Southern Tier Harley-Davidson said before hitting the roads, riders must check their tires because fluctuating temperatures causes tire pressure to change.

Deborah Tartanian of Southern Tier Harley-Davidson said that riders should make sure they are seen. “Motorcyclists have a tendency to not be seen as visibly as a car so anything you can do to make yourself more visible to a car is definitely going to make you safer.” she added.

She recommended wearing bright florescent colors and new LED headlights that helps expand a drivers vision at night.

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