Don’t let the scary myths about motorcycle safety ruin your Halloween!
Halloween will be here in just over a week, and here at Big Sleazy Inc., we want you to enjoy a fun and, most importantly, safe Halloween. That’s why, in our last blog, the team that brings you The Moteaux Show every year, New Orleans’ biggest and best motorcycle show, debunked a few of the scariest and most common motorcycle safety myths. Here are a few more.
Myth #4. Other drivers will see you.
Unfortunately, most drivers are on the look out for other cars, trucks and SUVs, not necessarily motorcycles. That’s why one of the most important aspects of defensive driving on a motorcycle is to assume that other drivers don’t see you. The most essential times to practice this is when you are riding around curves or passing through intersections.
Myth #5. Helmets break necks.
Many riders believe that the extra weight from the helmet could put added pressure on their necks in a crash, leadings to broken necks. Luckily, that simply isn’t true. The fact of the matter is that your helmet is the number one piece of safety equipment you should have when you are on a motorcycle.
Myth #6. It’s just one beer, what could it hurt?
Riding a motorcycle is not like driving a car, and while you may be able to get away with drinking just one beer when driving your car, you are seriously putting your life at risk when drinking and riding your motorcycle. Every single study on this subject has found that just one drink increases your risk when on a motorcycle.
Stay safe out there, and don’t forget to attend Moteaux Show 2016!