May is Massachusetts Motorcycle Safety Inspection Month
Do you own a motorcycle? If you can answer "yes," there are two dates you need to remember:
the month of December is when all motorcycle registrations expire
the month of May is when all motorcycles need to have their annual safety inspection done
With the nicer weather FINALLY upon us we will see more and more motorcycles out on the road. Please look for them and please look out for them!
If you are a bike owner, May is typically when New England weather allows you to pull that bike out, get a tune up done, and make sure it is road ready. Here's a list of some of the items to check:
Massachusetts is a helmet state. When on the bike you should be wearing a US DOT standard helmet. It is very important that this helmet is the correct size for your head. In the event of an accident, having a properly fitted helmet can save your life. Straps need to be buckled at all times.
If your motorcycle does not have a windshield you should be wearing some type of eye protection such as goggles, eye glasses, sunglasses or a face shield.
ALWAYS wear appropriate clothing. So many times you see a driver or passenger wearing shorts, tank tops and/or open toe shoes. None of that will help protect you if you go down. No one expects this to ever happen, but it's far better to be safe than sorry...road rash can be nasty.
To discuss your motorcycle insurance, get a no-obligation quote, or to have any questions on this topic answered, please call a Gordon Atlantic Insurance professional toll free at 1-800-649-3252. Prefer to type instead of talk? Use the form at the top left of this blog.