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Tips for staying safe on your motorcycle this winter

Some Illinois motorcyclists keep their bikes in the garage during the winter. It can be very uncomfortable to ride in cold, snowy, windy conditions. It can also be extremely dangerous. However, if you don't want to hang up your helmet for the winter, the following tips can help you stay safe and (relatively) comfortable on the road.

Can anti-lock brakes reduce motorcycle accidents?

The nation is filled with motorcycle enthusiasts, many of whom live in Illinois. While most of these individuals are wary of new mandatory requirements, they do want the freedom to ride safely on the nation's roadways. For the safety-minded biking enthusiast, any technology that can help them avoid involvement in a motorcycle accident is worth the changes their favorite mode of transport may undergo.

How a helmet saved the life of one man's son

An excellent blog post on the Skilled Motorcyclist Association website details how a motorcycle helmet saved the life of one man's son. The father said that his son had recently moved to a new city from their hometown. The father was driving a pickup truck loaded with his son's belongings at approximately 60 mph. The son was following at the same speed on a yellow Yamaha motorcycle when another driver pulled out in front of him.

Review this checklist prior to every motorcycle ride

Owning a motorcycle comes with a lot of stress and responsibility. Riding a bike is very dangerous and can result in tragic accidents. Even if you are the safest rider in DuPage County, you never know what other drivers around you will do. One way to ensure your ride is safe is to review the following checklist prior to every ride you enjoy.

What maneuvers can I use on my motorcycle to avoid a crash?

Riding a motorcycle in Illinois seems like a rite of passage, especially during the summer when the weather is at its best in the region. There's so much to see and explore on your motorcycle in the area. The next time you go for a ride, make sure you are protected from potential accidents. So, what are some maneuvers you can use on your motorcycle to avoid a crash?

Making yourself visible on your motorcycle

Owning a motorcycle is one of the most exciting purchases you can make in your life. You need to be responsible from the minute you make the purchase so your investment can be protected. You also want to protect yourself. A great way to make sure that you are safe when you ride, whether at night or during the day, is to make yourself visible to all other drivers on the roads of DuPage County.

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