Motorcycle Safety Stressed By Illinois Department Of Transportation

Motorcycle safety continues to be a primary concern with regard to traffic safety. For many reasons, motorcyclists are vulnerable to being involved in crashes. These crashes often result in the motorcyclist (and, if applicable) passenger being injured; many serious crashes result in rider fatalities.

On this site, the subject of motorcycle rider safety has been extensively discussed. Much of the commentary can be found in posts found in the “Motorcycle Rider Safety” category.

In a March 26, 2021 Illinois Department of Transportation media release titled “IDOT, ISP reminds motorcyclists to ‘ride smart’” (pdf) various safety issues are discussed. As well, safe-riding tips are provided.

An excerpt from this release:

As warmer weather approaches, motorcycles are becoming a common sight. In an effort to advocate for a safe riding season, the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police have joined forces to kick off the latest “Ride Smart” safety campaign, reminding motorcyclists to have their bikes safety-checked to make sure they’re in proper running condition, prepare their high-visibility clothing and take advantage of the free motorcycle training classes throughout the state.

In the release there is a link providing more information on the free motorcycle riding training offered by the State of Illinois.

Additionally, on this site, a discussion of early-season motorcycle safety issues can be found on the “Early-Season Motorcycle Riding Safety Issues” page. For many reasons, unique safety issues exist in the early motorcycle season. These issues are highlighted and discussed as they can have a significant impact on a motorcyclist’s ability to safety ride the bike. Among these issues is that discussed by the Illinois Department of Transportation above – that of having the bike checked to make sure it is properly running. Over the fall and winter months, when the bike has likely not been used, various maintenance problems may develop. Depending upon the nature of the issue that develops, the bike may not be safe to ride until proper maintenance is performed.


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