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    May is Massachusetts Motorcycle Safety Inspection Month

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, May 03, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

    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
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    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:

    • tires
    • lights
    • turn signals
    • mirrors
    • horn
    • brakes
    • oil
    • fuel
    • muffler noise

    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.

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    Tags: inspection, summer safety, auto inspection, motorcycle safety, look twice to save a life

    Motorcycle Reminders... Be Sure That You Have Proper Coverage

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 03:42 PM

    Ride your motorcycle safely with auto insurance coverage from andrew g gordon incSpring has sprung??  Well, not quite yet.   Soon enough, the weather will be warmer, the sand will be cleaned from the roads, and it will be motorcycle riding time again!!!!

    This is just to remind everybody to take a look at your Motorcycle Insurance Coverage to be sure that you have proper coverage.  Keep in mind that the PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Coverage that you have on your Automobile does NOT cover you while on your Motorcycle.  Therefore, it is quite important that you have coverage under the Medical Payments section of your policy.  Also, be sure that you do have Guest Coverage under the Optional Bodily Injury for anybody that may be on the Motorcycle with you.

    If you are not sure of your coverage, please feel free to get in touch with us directly here at Gordon Insurance and we can take a look at your policy.  The most important thing is that you have the coverage when/if you should need it. Happy spring and safe riding!

    Learn more about motorcycle insurance here.


    Tags: motorcycle, motorcycle insurance, motorcycle safety

    Motorcycles are Everywhere

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 10:54 AM

    Stay safe while riding motorcyles this spring with vehicle insurance from andrew g gordon incIt's that time of year again. The grass is growing, the buds have burst out into full-fledged leaves, and motorcycles are on the roads again. As an avid motorcycle passenger myself, I am asking that everybody “check twice”. 

    I know, we have all heard it and seen signs and bumper stickers. But we all really need to remember to practice that extra safety step. Please take your time and look twice (or maybe even three times) before you pull out or change lanes. It is very often hard to see something depending on your car’s blind spots, other traffic, or even something you have no control over like the bright sunshine. Most motorcycles travel with their lights on all the time which does help, but nothing is failsafe.

    Also, while on the lookout for motorcycles, please be aware of bicycles on the road. Bicycles without a motor make less noise and can go even more unnoticed that motorcycles.

    The weather is getting wonderful, more people are outside, so let’s try to keep everybody safe!

    If you would like to get some free bumper stickers, click here. These stickers are free, so there's no reason you shouldn't get one for yourself, your family, and your friends to have. You can also order yard signs and help resonate the message even further by clicking here.

    We would be glad to get you a quote. You can call us at 781-659-2262 or click the button below and someone will get back to you. We'll quote you for free; we just want you to have the most adequate insurance for your personal needs.

    Let’s all have a fun and safe spring! Learn about motorcycle insurance here.

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    Tags: auto, Vehicle, driving safety, motorcycle, road safety, road, motorcycle safety, bicycle, check twice

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