May 19, 2017
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the time of year to remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings on the road. Although motorcyclists are excited to get out there, let us all remember to be cautious of those on motorcycles and be sure to not drive distracted.
Here at Meemic Insurance Company, we have many dedicated riders, some longtime ones and some newbies, who are going to share their experiences and safety tips.
is a new rider, but she has been a passenger for years. She is always sure to wear a full face helmet when she rides whether it’s by herself or with her husband. Erinn’s husband is actually the reason she decided to get her motorcycle endorsement in the first place! Erinn remains safe while riding by being aware of her surroundings at all times. She advises any new motorcycle riders to not ride outside of their skill level, simply to show off.
(top photo) has enjoyed riding motorcycles for about two years now. Kristy first got into riding motorcycles because of her boyfriend (now husband), who bought her her first bike. She really enjoys spending time riding with her husband and how relaxing driving a motorcycle can be. Kristy agrees with Erinn that being aware of your surroundings and not being a “daredevil” are very important to keeping safe on motorcycle rides.
has been riding since he was 6 years old! He started off mastering a dirt bike and at the age of 16 got a motorcycle. David started riding for competitive reasons, but he also loves the pure enjoyment he gets from riding. As a longtime rider, David’s piece of advice to ensure safety would be to always be aware of what is going on around you, eyes forward and on your mirrors. He tells newer riders to make sure you pick a bike that is comfortable for you, and know your limits.
has been a motorcycle passenger with her dad since 5 years old and on her own for the last 28 years. She is always sure to wear a full face helmet for both safety and so the high-speed winds don’t cause her to wrinkle. Holly says that she has always had a sense of adventure, and since her father was a rider, and still is at age 75, she wanted to be one, as well. As an expert motorcyclist, Holly claims that the most important thing to do in order to remain safe is to be constantly aware of everything around you, and make sure to be on the defense.
Meemic employees sure do love riding their motorcycles, but more importantly they know what to do to stay safe to continue to ride! Be on the lookout for motorcycles this summer by always checking your surroundings and not getting distracted.
For more information on buying a motorcycle and bike safety, visit our Safety & Information Center