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Motorcycle safety: Five tips for riding in Florida

Whether you’re cruising down Ocean Drive or taking a day trip up to Lake Okeechobee, there are endless opportunities to ride in Miami Beach, FL. Motorcycle insurance has you covered all year long.

Yet, while these policies focus on protection, nothing can replace prevention.

That’s why it’s so critical to remain vigilant on the roadways. Distracted driving and speeding pose the biggest threat. Luckily, Assure-Us can help. Located in Miami Beach, FL, their experienced agents share five defensive driving tips to help keep all motorcycle riders safe.

Suit up

Think function over fashion. Piece together an outfit that offers protection first and foremost. Helmets, eyewear, and gloves are essential. Opt for long sleeves and pants for an added layer of coverage against wind and debris.

Be visible

It’s already hard to spot oncoming motorcycles. Boost visibility by wearing reflective, bright-colored clothing. Routinely check all headlights, horns, and turn signals before riding.

Increase space

Adding extra distance between you and other motorists makes you more noticeable too. Don’t tailgate, and avoid blind spots. Or you can find a less-traveled road altogether. Fewer drivers on the road mean fewer potential threats.

Pass cautiously

Improper lane switching, overtaking, and passing are the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. Never pass on corners, curves, or without using signals. Additionally, be mindful of other cars ahead of you.

Improve skills

Practice is key. Experience breeds comfortability. So get out and ride in safe, controlled environments. New riders will benefit from finding a local training or safety program.

Contact Assure-Us

Although some accidents may be unavoidable, there are ways you can minimize your risk. That’s why Assure-Us makes safety their top priority. Serving Miami Beach, FL, our team can craft an individualized motorcycle insurance plan that keeps you protected. Schedule an appointment today.

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