Safety is our primary concern at the Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program.
Scroll down to see articles, studies and statistics on everything from helmet use, impaired riding and proper riding gear.
SPEED IS A KILLER
We all know motorcycles are built for speed. They can accelerate faster than anything out there. They look killer too, but the real killer is riding aggressively. motorcyclist are more than 27X more likely than passenger car occupants to die in motor vehicle traffic crashes You’re not invincible on a motorcycle, and speeding only increases your chances of getting into a serious crash.
The speed laws are there for your safety. No matter what, ride at a speed that’s safe for conditions—and within your own limits. Make the right choice to slow down and ride smart. Live to ride another day.
ALL THE GEAR ALL THE TIME
Protective gear does a lot more than meets the eye. It makes the ride more comfortable, improves visibility and could ultimately save your life in a crash. Every rider and passenger should wear sturdy over-the-ankle footwear with non-slip soles, long pants, a good jacket, full-fingered gloves and, above all, a helmet manufactured to meet DOT standards with proper eye protection. Riders are one of the most vulnerable users on the road. Don’t take the chance. Wear all the gear, all the time.
In 2017 there were 50 motorcycle fatalities. Motorcycles are a part of the great American tradition. It’s all about escaping the cages, exploring the open road and seeing the world. But riding also gets mixed up with alcohol. In 2016, 40% of motorcyclist killed in Nevada were riding impaired.
With stopping points often serving drinks and pressure to join the fun, it’s hard to take a stand against drinking and riding. But they don’t have a place on the road. Lead the pack and keep the bikes away from the booze. Always remember to ride sober, someone’s waiting for you to come home.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
SHARE THE ROAD
Among all motor vehicles, motorcycles are the most vulnerable on the road. Because motorcycles do not have seat belts, you can be thrown off your seat in a crash, which can result in serious injury or even death.
Even so, motorcyclists have the same rights and the same responsibilities as other drivers. However, there are special situations and conditions we all need to be aware of so we can safely share the road.
LINKS AND RESOURCES
Nevada Rider Motorcycle Safety Program looks for ways to share the motorcycling safety message with our SMARTrainer.
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