No one's too old to wear a helmet
A motorcycle rider not wearing a helmet is forty percent more likely to sustain a fatal head injury in a crash than a rider with a helmet. A National Highway Traffic Safety study reports that 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in 2012, A 7 percent increase from 2011. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved 1,699 motorcyclists’ lives in 2012. Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists were more than 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash.
Wear proper gear
In addition to a full-face helmet for the best protection for your head and eyes wear other protective gear as well: heavy leather or synthetic gloves, long pants and jacket, and over-the-ankle leather boots. Wear yellow, red or orange jackets to make yourself easy to see.
Twenty percent motorcycle drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2012 were driving without valid motorcycle licenses. Some companies, including Safeco offer discounts to riders who attend the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's safe riding courses or are active in one of 10 approved groups that promote safe riding. Do both those things and you can reduce your premium.
New Gear? Update your policy
Some companies, including Safeco, offer special coverage for custom parts and equipment—but you have to make sure each piece of equipment is listed on your policy. Any time you buy new leathers or safety equipment or customize your bike, call Farm Country Insurance before you head out on the road. Be Safe!
Thanks to Safeco Insurance and the NHTSA for some of this content