Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycling is a great summer activity in Maine! Be sure to enjoy yourself safely with these motorcycle safety tips. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers some motorcycle safety tips.


  • We know that alcohol and biking don’t mix. However, the percentage of intoxicated drivers in fatal motorcycle crashes is greater than the percentage of intoxicated drivers on the road in general. Never drink and ride.
  • Take a motorcycle safety course. Some of the main causes of motorcycle accidents are the lack of basic riding skills. Also, the failure to use special precautions that apply to motorcyclists increases risk. Safety courses are available throughout the state.
  • Wear a helmet. Maine does not require that all drivers wear protective head gear, but the NHTSA sites studies that find that helmets reduce fatalities by 29%.
  • Even if you’re not a motorcyclist, be aware and share the road. In the summer months, be on the lookout for motorcycles and remember that they might not be as visible in blind spots or at intersections as larger vehicles. Motorcycle safety is relevant to all drivers on the road.

Now that you’ve made motorcycle safety a priority, know what you have for insurance and check with us for savings! Motorcycles require the same amount of insurance coverage as other registered road vehicles. You have a lot of money and pride in your bike, we can get you the very best coverage available.


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