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Cold tires, snow and other factors play a role in winter crashes

The winter isn't normally a great time to ride a motorcycle, and there are many good reasons for that. For example, when it's icy outside, it's harder for people to stop. Without the safety of a vehicle's body around you, you could crash and end up with serious injuries. Another issue with motorcycles is that you're exposed to the cold air much more than if you're in a car. Instead of having heat on you and being able to warm up while you drive, you could become colder the longer you ride. That puts you at risk of crashing due to cold, hypothermia and other issues.

Keeping warm keeps you safe on your motorcycle

Driving a motorcycle has the potential to be a lot of fun, but when you're riding in the winter months, that drive automatically becomes more dangerous. With the potential for cold weather to impact your ability to drive safely, you need to be sure you dress appropriately.

Why are motorcyclists in danger on the roads?

To stay safe on a motorcycle, you need to be as aware as possible. Unfortunately, you can't control every situation, and it may not be you who causes an accident. Motorists behind the wheels of four-wheeled vehicles need to be aware of the risks to motorcyclists if they don't see them or give them the space they need. Motorcyclists have the same right to be on the roads as other drivers.

Is a 3-wheeled bike safer than a motorcycle?

Three-wheeled vehicles have been growing more popular, especially with elderly riders who used to ride motorcycles and no longer feel safe doing so. People also enjoy their sporty looks and the way that some, like the Polaris Slingshot, have bucket seats like a car. But is this three-wheeled vehicle safer than a motorcycle?

How motorcyclists can spot hazards before a crash

There are many hazards that can cause a motorcycle crash in the span of a few seconds, from gravel on the pavement through a sharp turn to another driver turning left and cutting through the bike's travel lane. No matter what hazards riders are facing, the best thing they can do is to remember to look further ahead of the bike and to slow down until they're riding as far as they are able to see.

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