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MOTORCYCLISTS

The Choices You Make Are
More Important Than You Think

As a motorcyclist, you have many choices that greatly affect your safety on the road. And each choice has a consequence that could affect you and others in your life. As with any life-saving decision, it is vital that you make the best choices you possibly can.

There are personal preferences about which motorcycle to purchase – manufacturer, model, size, color. Other decisions require consideration beyond personal preference – such as helmet selection, training courses, and high-visibility protective gear. In some States, laws about helmet use and licensing guide you to make the best and safest decisions. But even if those laws do not exist in your State, consider the impact to you, your family, friends, coworkers, and community if you are seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle crash because of less-than-optimal choices about motorcycle safety gear.

For more information, visit:

www.NHTSA.gov/Safety/Motorcycles