If you love to worship the road on two wheels here in Pennsylvania, you are not alone. People come from across the country and around the world to enjoy our windy roads and scenic overlooks. However, it is also no secret that motorcycle riding comes with its fair share of risks. According to Motorcycle Cruiser, the average human reaction time is between one and two seconds, which means that a motorcycle rider may react too slowly in a crash.
This means doing everything possible to avoid a crash in the first place is of paramount importance. Did you know that many car drivers involved in motorcycle accidents say that they never saw the motorcyclist to begin with? This means that keeping yourself visible is of paramount importance. Choose to wear protective gear that is in bright colors and also has ample reflective qualities. Also use your high beams during the day, as it will help add to your visibility.
It is also a good idea to do as much driving as you can on the freeway if you are concerned about statistics. Statistically, freeways are the safest place for a motorcycle to drive, and the areas around shopping centers are the worst where accidents are concerned.
Another thing to keep in mind is to be very vigilant about alcohol consumption. As in, if you are planning on going motorcycling, you should not consume any at all. Riders who have more that a single beer in their systems are over 40 times more likely to crash than those who have no alcohol. Stay safe: stay sober.