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Where to learn more about safe riding Where to learn more about safe riding
By Harald Holm, Bikez.com, March 21st, 2009

The wearer was glad he wasn't
wearing a half-helmet. Photo
by wikipedia.org ©Jeff Dean.
Experience is everything, and there are no shortcuts to becoming a safer rider. Oh wait, yes there is! You can read up on safety and avoid having to learn all the hard lessons yourself with your own body and motorcycle.

Becoming a safer rider should be a primary concern for us all. Thankfully there are several safety organization web sites and other resources on the Internet that provide guides and other materials that can help us become safer riders.

Here is a compiled list of web sites that are useful for improving riding techniques and other safety concerns:

Motorcycle Safety Foundation
Has an excellent section with riding tips.
Motorcycle Safety - the booklet
General guide to motorcycle safety.
Wikipedia: Motorcycle safety
General information on motorcycle safety.
Wikipedia: Motorcycle safety clothing
An in-depth guide to motorcycle clothing.
Motorcycle Tips & Techniques
Web site containing lots of articles and videos concerning motorcycle safety.
Naval Safety Center - Motorcycle Safety Information
Articles and booklets concerning different topics within the motorcycle safety sphere.
MotorcycleSafetyInfo.comComprehensive site containing motorcycle garment guides, riding skills guides and motorcycle safety studies.
NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) - Motorcycles
A great resource, containing informative and instructive publications, guides and brochures, as well as studies and research, all related to motorcycle safety.
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Membership-based national motorcyclists' rights organization involved in what's going on in the arena of motorcycling safety education, training, licensing and public awareness.
Motorcycle Riders Foundation - Awareness & Education
Maintains a list of links to motorcycle safety training and education centers throughout the US.
AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) - State motorcycle laws
Offers a detailed guide to motorcycle laws and requirements in each state.
Motorcycle laws
Another motorcycle laws guide, this one optimized for printing.
IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) - Current US motorcycle and bicycle helmet laws
Contains a table detailing law specifics concerning motorcycle and bicycle helmet use throughout the US.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Headlight modulator laws
See S7.9 for the motorcycle section and motorcycle headlamp modulation system.

Visit our complete safe riding guide.

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