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Tim GanoungMotorcycle enthusiasts will tell you that there’s nothing like riding on the open road beneath the long-awaited Wisconsin summer sky.

Perhaps Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, captures it best. “On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”

If you are a cyclist or considering taking up this popular pastime, recognize the additional risks that go along with it. Face it. Motorcycles are no match for other vehicles on the road, and the total exposure of the rider requires certain precautions be taken to ensure a fun and safe experience. Use common sense before you head out on the road.

Enjoy the ride this summer, but keep it safe.

  • Always wear a helmet that fits right and meets federal safety standards.
  • Improve your skills with advanced rider courses.
  • Stick to the speed limit.
  • Don’t tailgate other vehicles.
  • Use your signals.
  • Be respectful of other drivers. Don’t weave through traffic or drive on the shoulder.
  • Make sure other drivers can see you. Don’t ride in blind spots and always ride with your headlights on.
  • Watch the weather.
  • Educate your passengers.

Need motorcycle insurance? Call us at 1-800-279-4010.

Tim Ganoung, Personal Insurance Consultant

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